The Big Christmas Basket: 200+ Christmas Novels, Stories, Poems & Carols (Illustrated)

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Sprache - Englisch

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The Big Christmas Basket: 200+ Christmas Novels, Stories, Poems & Carols offers an unparalleled foray into the holiday spirit from a kaleidoscope of perspectives. This anthology marries the diversity of literary styles—from the poetic rhythms of William Wordsworth and Emily Dickinson to the narrative prowess of Charles Dickens and Mark Twain—with a shared thematic heart. Celebrating the richness of Christmas traditions, sentiments, and reflections, the collection transcends mere festivity to probe deeper into the human condition. Within this expansive volume lie standout pieces that capture the essence of Yuletide, framed by the various cultural, historical, and emotional lenses of its authors. The contributing authors and editors, hailing from a spectrum of backgrounds and epochs, bring a rich mosaic of voices to the anthology. Esteemed writers like Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson and Selma Lagerlöf contribute their unique Nordic sensibilities, while figures such as Harriet Beecher Stowe and Booker T. Washington infuse the collection with profound social and cultural reflections, indicative of their times and philosophies. Together, these authors navigate through the landscapes of Victorian, Romantic, and even Realist literary movements, echoing the universal resonance of Christmas while highlighting the nuances of their diverse cultural heritages. Inviting readers to embark on a timeless journey, The Big Christmas Basket serves as a testament to the enduring allure and complexity of the Christmas season as seen through the literary arts. It is an essential volume for those who seek to immerse themselves in the depth and breadth of Christmas literature. Offering both beloved classics and lesser-known gems, this anthology provides a unique opportunity to explore an array of emotional and intellectual landscapes, making it an invaluable addition to any literary collection. Engage with this tapestry of storytelling to uncover the myriad ways Christmas has been celebrated, contemplated, and cherished across different times and cultures.

Über den Autor

Bjørnstjerne Martinsen Bjørnson (1832–1910) was a towering figure in Norwegian literature and a national luminary, whose literary contributions extend from poetry and plays to novels and political essays. Born on December 8, 1832, at Kvikne in Norway, Bjørnson is renowned for his instrumental role in the Norwegian literary movement of the late 19th century, and his works are regarded as essential in the national romanticism era. A versatile writer, his output ranges from the rural novel 'Synnøve Solbakken' to the historical play 'Sigurd Jorsalfar,' reflecting Norway's culture and social issues. With his seminal work earning him the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1903, Bjørnson's legacy is enshrined in the canon of Scandinavian literature. His profound impact on Norwegian identity and literature is encapsulated in his authorship of the lyrics for the national anthem 'Ja, vi elsker dette landet.' Notably, Bjørnson was also a fervent advocate for cultural and political independence and actively participated in public debates. 'The Big Christmas Basket: 200+ Christmas Novels, Stories, Poems & Carols (Illustrated)' is a collection that incorporates his festive literary contributions, offering a glimpse into his rich and varied style that combines patriotism with a broader humane and progressive outlook. As a key national icon, Bjørnson's literary style is characterized by its lyrical naturalism, romantic idealism, and an abiding love for his homeland, which has left an indelible mark on Norwegian literature.

Produkt Details

Verlag: DigiCat

Genre: Sprache - Englisch

Sprache: English

Umfang: 9349 Seiten

Größe: 52,3 MB

ISBN: 8596547765875