The Ultimate Christmas Library: 400+ Novels, Stories, Poems, Carols & Legends

ebook: The Ultimate Christmas Library: 400+ Novels, Stories, Poems, Carols & Legends

Sprache - Englisch

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In 'The Ultimate Christmas Library: 400+ Novels, Stories, Poems, Carols & Legends,' author Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson compiles an extensive collection of literary works that celebrate the Christmas spirit. Spanning genres and time periods, this anthology includes timeless classics, endearing tales, and renowned poems that together weave a tapestry of yuletide lore and tradition. The text reflects a range of literary styles, seamlessly blending the idyllic with the introspective, and showcasing both the mirth and solemnity associated with the holiday season. The compendium not only presents readers with well-known pieces like Dickens's 'A Christmas Carol' but also incorporates lesser-known gems, offering a comprehensive look at the cultural and literary significance of Christmas.

Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson, a Nobel laureate celebrated for his contribution to literature, curates this collection drawing upon his own profound understanding of narrative and poetic expression. Rooted in his Scandinavian background, where winter and Christmas play pivotal roles, Bjørnson selects works that resonate with his sensibilities regarding family, community, and the human condition. His choice of content reflects a holistic view of Christmas, underscoring its universal relevance across disparate cultures and literary schools.

'The Ultimate Christmas Library' is a must-have for bibliophiles and anyone charmed by the enchantment of the holiday season. It is an ideal companion for quiet winter evenings and family gatherings alike, promising to kindle the warm glow of holiday cheer in the hearts of its readers. Scholars and casual readers will both find delight and profound meaning within its pages, making it an invaluable addition to any Christmas collection and a testament to the enduring power of this festive time of year.


About the Author

Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson (1832–1910), a towering figure in Norwegian literature, was a playwright, poet, and novelist, whose contribution is forever etched in the annals of Nordic letters. Born in the village of Kvikne, in Østerdalen, Norway, Bjørnson's literary career was marked by his deep engagement with the Norwegian national spirit, which paralleled the cultural and political movements leading towards Norway's eventual independence from Sweden. His multifaceted career encapsulated the roles of an influential journalist, a fervid political activist, and an author whose works conveyed his ardent nationalist sentiments. The recipient of the 1903 Nobel Prize in Literature, Bjørnson is best known for his poems, plays, and novels that address social issues and the quest for identity in a rapidly changing Norway. His contribution to literature extends to the rich body of Christmas literature, as alluded to by his inclusion in 'The Ultimate Christmas Library: 400+ Novels, Stories, Poems, Carols & Legends.' His literary style often combined realism with lyrical themes, shining through a canon of works that resonate with love for the Norwegian land and people. Bjørnson's narrative prowess and his command of the Norwegian language played a pivotal role in shaping the literary identity of a nation in transition and continues to be celebrated throughout the Scandinavian literary tradition.

Product Details

Publisher: DigiCat

Genre: Sprache - Englisch

Language: English

Size: 10534 Pages

Filesize: 54.0 MB

ISBN: 8596547389491

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