By Louisa May Alcott
One of 5 cherished Christmas classics
A Merry Christmas collects the valuable vacation stories of Louisa may perhaps Alcott, from the dearly widely used xmas benevolence of Marmee and her “little women” to the undying “What Love Can Do,” in which the citizens of a boarding condo come jointly to make a stunning Christmas for 2 negative women. Wildly well known on the time in their publication—readers deluged Alcott with letters difficult sequels—and drawing on Alcott’s family members and reports within the abolitionist and women’s suffrage hobbies, those tales have the actual texture and element of Christmas in nineteenth-century the USA, whereas their emphasis on generosity and charity lead them to undying embodiments of the Christmas spirit.
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He had been seriously wounded there in 1945 when, as he tersely reported in a letter, “88mm shell landed in a foxhole: Three of us were in that fox-hole” (Oppen 1990: 203). Of the three, only Oppen, his body pitted with shrapnel, would live to be haunted by the attack. The experience was for him, he later said, a deﬁnitive “ur-scene” (Oppen UCSD: 16, 17, 1) and it would ﬁgure as a commanding presence in his postwar writing. In “Of Hours,” this traumatic memory is embedded in an address to Pound as the father-ﬁgure who failed to learn the lesson of his own famous line, “What thou lovest well remains” and who is ﬁnally seen walking home “Unteachable” (Oppen 2002: 217–19).
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