By Louisa May Alcott
One of 5 cherished Christmas classics
A Merry Christmas collects the precious vacation stories of Louisa may perhaps Alcott, from the dearly typical xmas benevolence of Marmee and her “little women” to the undying “What Love Can Do,” in which the citizens of a boarding apartment come jointly to make a beautiful Christmas for 2 negative ladies. Wildly well known on the time in their publication—readers deluged Alcott with letters tough sequels—and drawing on Alcott’s relations and reports within the abolitionist and women’s suffrage hobbies, those tales have the genuine texture and element of Christmas in nineteenth-century the US, whereas their emphasis on generosity and charity cause them to undying embodiments of the Christmas spirit.
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Though the poems of Hybrids do not address Wallace Stevens directly, not surprisingly, many of them, like ''Angels for Cezanne," carry on the Modernist poet's desire to re-order the visible world as a means of spiritual sustenance in the wake of the failures of religion. Graham's exploration in this book of the pitfalls of the poet's transformation of what she sees surely seems haunted by the struggles that take place in Stevens' poems. Elsewhere Graham has identified the underpinnings of Stevens' work as the senses; she perceives his poetry as moving from the body to the mind, or from the concrete to the abstract, and though she mentions specifically neither sight nor her own poetry's similar origins, her comments may be applied to both.
Though she reveals herself throughout Hybrids to be deeply engaged with the visible, Graham frequently presents herself as removed from it behind a window frame. Her 36 "No Image There and the Gaze Remains" disjunction from the visible is coupled in the book with her conviction that the visible world is a link to an informing scheme that if only discerned would make sense of the experience of living. "Framing" explicitly makes this connection between what can be seen and what is more important, the invisible: the poem reveals that "Something never before seen has happened left of frame / and everything al ready known / is more opaque for it" (35).
Her use of the vague word "things" extends the poem's discussion beyond the realm of the mechanical "objects" the poem names-"wheel," "crane," and "levers"-to encompass the more nebulous real m of the noumenal that Graham ho pes informs the seen (3). Graham's use of the word "things" also paradoxically suggests an exasperation at the inadequacy oflanguage to contain the poet's concerns. Hybrids, in general, is concerned with questions of ontology and metaphysics-here the question of how the material world functions and connects with the im material world beyond it.
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