100 Christmas Classics

ebook: 100 Christmas Classics

Sprache - Englisch

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In '100 Christmas Classics,' presented by DigiCat, readers are graced with an anthology that captures the heart of Yuletide storytelling. Within its pages lies a compendium of literary masterpieces ranging from the enchanting 'The Nutcracker and the Mouse King' by E. T. A. Hoffmann to the spirit-rousing 'A Christmas Carol' by Charles Dickens. Melding a vast array of styles is a testament to the editor's meticulous curation. The inclusion of traditional tales, such as 'The Elves and the Shoemaker' by the Brothers Grimm, alongside modern classics like 'Little Women' by Louisa May Alcott, offers a timeless exploration of the holiday spirit. The collection is threaded with overarching themes of love, generosity, and the quintessential struggle between hope and adversity - a signature motif within the Christmas literary canon. Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson, a Nobel laureate in literature, adds to his extensive oeuvre with '100 Christmas Classics'. Bjørnson, a literary figure paramount in Norwegian letters, has long meditated upon themes central to human experience: kinship, morality, and the elemental connection to nature and tradition. These fascinations naturally extend into his editorial endeavor, drawing upon a rich European literary heritage and global narratives to forge a collection reflective of the universality of the Christmas experience. His personal narrative and cultural contributions are subtly woven throughout the fabric of the anthology, offering both homage and innovation to the literary table. The compilation is thus particularly informed by Bjørnson's nuanced comprehension of storytelling as both a cultural artifact and a means of profound personal expression. Tailored for the connoisseurs of classic literature and enthusiasts of holiday traditions alike, '100 Christmas Classics' beckons to those in pursuit of the warmth and wisdom offered by time-honored stories. It is a remarkable invitations to steep in the festive celebrations captured in prose, inviting readers to rediscover the familiar joy of well-loved tales and to embrace the new through the less traversed narratives of the collection. Bjørnson's anthology is an essential addition to any Christmas library, affording a rich landscape of literary wonderment that promises to enliven and enrich every reader's holiday season.

About the Author

Bjørnstjerne Martinius Bjørnson (1832–1910) was a towering figure in Norwegian literature, whose prolific career spanned poetry, plays, novels, and journalism. As a vital contributor to the Norwegian National Romantic movement, he sought to forge a distinctive national identity through his work, culminating in a Nobel Prize in Literature in 1903. His legacy includes the penning of the lyrics to the Norwegian National Anthem, 'Ja, vi elsker dette landet.' A contemporary of Henrik Ibsen, Bjørnson's literary style was characterized by a deep humanism and a celebration of the Norwegian landscape and spirit. His plays and novels, such as 'Synnøve Solbakken' and 'En fallit,' often grappled with social issues and the tension between individual desires and societal expectations. Although '100 Christmas Classics' is not among his most well-known works, the anthology echoes the warmth and community themes prevalent in Bjørnson's oeuvre, resonating with his commitment to national tradition and the simple, pastoral values that inform much of his writing. Bjørnson's influence extended beyond literature; he was a political activist and a notable public figure, advocating for cultural independence and political change in Norway. His dedication to these causes and his outstanding literary contributions ensure his lasting place in the Scandinavian cultural pantheon.

Product Details

Publisher: DigiCat

Genre: Sprache - Englisch

Language: English

Size: 9285 Pages

Filesize: 50.1 MB

ISBN: 8596547392989