For openers, there's The Gospel of St.
Among our favorite stories: Nicholas" by Clement C. And I'm only scratching the surface, as there is so much more to savor.
White and William Butler Yeats. It will give you comfort and joy. This is a guy I would really like to know or have known, if it's too late , because he reminded me that the best prose is nonfiction and our greatest holiday--holy or secular--is Christmas. The year begins and ends at Christmas New Year's Day is just a formality. In my psyche the year wraps around like a racecourse, with Christmas at the upper left of a horizontal oval.
Off to the right are the ill-defined months of spring an early summer, but when one begins the ascent of October, November December you begin to gauge what the old year has meant and what its culmination on Christmas Day will bring. Newcombe sees the fullness and centrality of this meaning of Christmas, and presents the holiday and its season through many lenses. My favorite so far for I've read about as much in this thrift-store treasure as Melville had read when he wrote "Hawthorne and his Mosses is George Plimpton's piece on the Christmas Bird Count.
Both Plimpton and the CBC are part of my regional consciousness, and I am reminded of redpolls waving on stalks of grass in northern Vermont and skittering across the barrier beach in Rhode Island. Thermoses of by-then tepid vegetable beef soup. What is Christmas without memory--more than eighteen hundred years of them according to one well-known ghost? Newcombe's anthology is a memory machine, as all great literature is, doubling memories of literary encounters with our construction of experience.
Stop by over Christmas, even if you can come only in spirit. One person found this helpful 2 people found this helpful. I'd had this anthology a number of years and ran across it as I was preparing for the holidays, and once I began leafing through it, I couldn't put it down. Primarily prose, there are also poems by ee cummings and Robert Frost.
Selections are ordered alphabetically by author so you get a wonderful juxtaposition of material as you page through works by Arthur C. Clarke, Dylan Thomas and many many others. You will love this anthology, especially if you or your family are looking for something to read during the holidays. See all 7 reviews. There's a problem loading this menu right now.
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Also, Teeka has very short blond hair and, while she is very cute, she does look rather like a boy which also might perplex a few kids honestly, I thought it was a story about a boy, based on the cover art! Nicholas" by Clement C. Book Club Girl book clubs. How will she handle things when she has nothing left to give!? Related Video Shorts 0 Upload your video. Eric went on regular book signing tours of America and Canada and regularly attended the Frankfurt Book Fair. A Christmas Treasury 3.
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