By Barbara Quarton
This choice of pleasant Christmas tales from the pages of "The Century Illustrated Magazine" contains the works of such outstanding nineteenth-century authors as Sarah Orne Jewett, Jacob Riis, Frank R. Stockton, and Ruth McEnery Stuart, between many others. Editor Barbara Quarton's introductory reviews offer worthwhile context for every tale, heightening the event for readers surprising with the situations of way of life in turn-of-the-century America.
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At least you were given a choice Between two fates and you chose A short life with undying fame over A prolonged inglorious existence. Oddly, you see the folly of this fateful Choice as Odysseus meets you in the House Of Death in The Odyssey, after you’re late And it’s too late. What you’ve discovered In the undiscovered country isn’t To your liking, but you made your choice And have to live with it in death. You made your bed and now you must die in it. So, now you say you’d rather live as A slave on Earth And breathe a few more breathes Than to rule over a host of ghosts, The grave souls who dwell in the dearth Of Hell or Hades as you call it.
In any case, “God” and its variants would take up small space in the multitudinous Davis Concordance. 12 William J. Higginson, “A Poet’s Haiku: Paul Muldoon,” Modern Haiku 35:2 (2004) 49. Similarly to Muldoon, Davis delights in cracking his idiom over any convention, to hatch what the alliance will. The few haiku he includes compass more affiliations, cast “Had Neruda preferred” the form. One piece, especially, presents the empathy with objects (and of objects with us) evident throughout Odas Elementales: The house heard you leave In leafless rain.
Eliot [New York: New Directions, 1970] 25; cf. ) 3 Cf. -1955], Wallace Stevens, Collected Poetry and Prose, sel. Frank Kermode and Joan Richardson (New York: Library of America, 1997) 904, 912: "Poetry is a poetic conception, however expressed. A poem is poetry expressed in words. But in a poem there is a poetry of words. " Tellingly, though pointing up the unitary result, Stevens slants the dialectic in either direction. His first comment foregrounds the "conception," "express[ible]" in "a poetry of words"; his second, "the poem of words" "within" which "the idea" unfolds.
Christmas Stories Rediscovered: Short Stories from The Century Magazine, 1891-1905 by Barbara Quarton