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by Christopher Stuart-Clark,Michael Harrison

  • ISBN: 0192760807
  • Author: Christopher Stuart-Clark,Michael Harrison
  • ePub ver: 1764 kb
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  • Rating: 4.8 of 5
  • Language: English
  • Pages: 160
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press (November 3, 1988)
  • Formats: azw docx mobi lit
  • Category: Kids
  • Subcategory: Literature & Fiction
epub The Oxford Book of Christmas Poems download

Christopher Stuart-Clark has worked extensively with Michael Harrison on anthologies of poetry for Oxford . Great book of Christmas poems.

Christopher Stuart-Clark has worked extensively with Michael Harrison on anthologies of poetry for Oxford Children's Books. He lives in Oxfordshire. It includes Eddi's Service by Kipling which no one (that I know) here in America seem to have heard of. In the religious culture of these times, it's a very special poem!!!!! I've purchased several of these books and given them to Pastors (Lutheran).

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Christopher Stuart-Clark, Michael Harrison. Place of Publication. Michael Harrison was educated in Oxford. After living in Queensland, Australia, Hartlepool and London, he has now returned to live, teach, and write in Oxford. Christopher Stuart-Clark has worked extensively with Michael Harrison on anthologies of poetry for Oxford Children's Books. Country of Publication.

Michael Harrison, Christopher Stuart-Clark. What better time than Christmas to ponder the passing of the year, the mystery of the birth of Christ, the traditions of the season, and the expectation of what the New Year might usher in? And what better way to reflect on such themes than through poetry? This is a thought-provoking, satisfying collection that brings together poems ranging from traditional wassailing songs to the work of contemporary poets

Other titles compiled by Michael Harrison and Christopher Stuart-ClarkThe Oxford Book of Children's Poetry, A Poem for Everyone, A Year Full of Poems, The Oxford Treasury of Children's Poems, The Oxford Book of Story Poems, The Young Oxford Book of Christmas Poems.

Other titles compiled by Michael Harrison and Christopher Stuart-ClarkThe Oxford Book of Children's Poetry, A Poem for Everyone, A Year Full of Poems, The Oxford Treasury of Children's Poems, The Oxford Book of Story Poems, The Young Oxford Book of Christmas Poems, The Oxford Book of Christmas Poems, One Hundred Years of Poetry for Children. Michael was born and educated. What better time than Christmas to ponder the passing of the year, the mystery of the birth of Christ, the traditions of the season, and the expectation of what the New Year might usher in? And what better way to reflect on such themes than through poetry? This is a thought-provoking, satisfying collection that brings together poems ranging from traditional wassailing songs to the work of contemporary poets

Автор: Harrison, Michael Stuart-clark, Christopher Название: Oxford treasury of christmas poems ISBN: 0192728733 . The traditional and much-loved Christmas poem by Clement Clarke Moore, illustrated by John Joven.

Описание: Reissue with new jacket.

by Christopher Stuart-Clark and Michael Harrison.

Start by marking The Oxford Book Of Christmas Poems as Want to Read . This beautifully designed book, containing well over one hundred poems for Christmas, old and new, traditional and modern, has at last been issued in paperback.

Start by marking The Oxford Book Of Christmas Poems as Want to Read: Want to Read savin. ant to Read. The collection is organized into four sections starting in winter, moving through Advent, and arriving at the Nativity and the heart of the Christmas season. Finally, with the arrival of the Wise Men, comes t This beautifully designed book, containing well over one hundred poems for Christmas, old and new, traditional and modern, has at last been issued in paperback.

This beautifully designed book, containing well over one hundred poems for Christmas, old and new, traditional and modern, has at last been issued in paperback. The collection is organized into four sections starting in winter, moving through Advent, and arriving at the Nativity and the heart of the Christmas season. Finally, with the arrival of the Wise Men, comes the promise of a new year. Full of old chestnuts like "The Night Before Christmas", there are surprises here too in poems like Thomas Hardy's "Christmas: 1924" and Elizabeth Jennings' "Afterthought". The poets include Robert Lowell, John Betjeman, Elizabeth Coatsworth, William Blake, Madeleine L'Engle and many, many more.
Comments (6)

Dreladred
Great book of Christmas poems. It includes Eddi's Service by Kipling which no one (that I know) here in America seem to have heard of. In the religious culture of these times, it's a very special poem!!!!! I've purchased several of these books and given them to Pastors (Lutheran).
Frostdefender
Exactly what I was looking for. Not as easy to find as you might think!
Kirinaya
Used this often last Christmas and enjoyed it very much. I play in
a recorder quartet and used this for background material for the
program.
Uris
I first found this in the bookshop at the British Library. So many wonderful entries. I look forward to getting it out every year in the Christmas season and re-reading it. It sets the tone for the holiday. It makes a wonderful gift for a thoughtful reader.
zzzachibis
I read a review where someone said this is a children's book. Nonsense. This is book of poetry for grownups, with sophisticated themes that run the gamut, from hopelessness and despair to the simple joy of opening gifts on Christmas morning. The editors have arranged the poems in four sections: (1) "The sky turns dark, the year grows old . . ." -- about the coming of winter; (2) "This was the moment when Before Turned into After . . ." -- reflections on Christmas in its many forms and multitude of meanings; (3) "Glad Christmas comes, and every hearth Makes room to bid him welcome now . . ." -- a contemporary view of Christmas morning, when gifts are opened, meals prepared, and thanks are given; and (4) "Open you the East door / And let the New Year in" -- about the new year, from the bitter cold of January to the spring thaw.

Authors include John Greenleaf Whittier, William Blake, Thomas Hardy, T. S. Eliot, Walter Scott, Rudyard Kipling, Clement Clark Moore, e.e. cummings, Dylan Thomas, and W.H. Auden. Poem lengths are short, medium long, and long. They'll make you smile, laugh, think, be filled with wonder, and perhaps shed a tear. Here's a sampling, by Thomas Hardy, entitled "Christmas: 1924" -- "`Peace upon earth!' was said. / We sing it, And pay a million priests to bring it. / After two thousand years of mass / We've got as far as poison-gas." Another short poem, "Keeping Christmas" by Eleanor Jarjeon: "How will you your Christmas keep? / Feasting, fasting, or asleep? / Will you laugh or will you pray, / Or will you forget the day? // Be it kept with joy or pray'r, / Keep of either some to spare; / Whatsoever brings the day, / Do not keep but give away."

"The Oxford Book of Christmas Poems" has brought wonder and joy to our house for 30 years. Five stars.
Buzatus
I anticipated this book with eagerness, thinking now I would have much of the best classic Christmas poems in one volume, perhaps poems such as those by Traherne, Chatterton and Swinburne, as well as the better known poets. I was thoroughly disappointed. For Oxford University Press to publish it was ok, but they should have used a different title. Actually it did have some fine poems I was unfamiliar with, so it wasn't a total loss. Much of it seems geared for children or "family" reading. The illustrations support this idea. The selection leans heavily toward the contemporary. If this is what you want go for it, but don't make the mistake I did.

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