It wouldn't be Christmas without the qthings.q How they came to mean so much, and to play such a prominent role in America's central holiday, is the tale told in this delightful and edifying book. In a style characteristically engaging and erudite, Karal Ann Marling, one of our most trenchant observers of American culture, describes the outsize spectacle that Christmas has become.longevity of Dickensa#39;s tale by calling it a aquot;culture-text, aquot; a story subject to frequent oral and visual reinterpretation as a consequence of its own resounding success. ... A century after its publication, the meaning of A Christmas Carol continued to change, as it was recounted by ... It was well known, for example, that President Franklin Roosevelt read, recited, and acted out passages from the book at theanbsp;...
|Title||:||Merry Christmas! Celebrating America’s Greatest Holiday|
|Author||:||Karal Ann Marling|
|Publisher||:||Harvard University Press - 2009-06-30|