Christmas, Writer, Publish
As one of the major Danish-American immigrant writers
of the early 20th century, Carl Hansen wrote short stories,
sketches, and one novel, co-founded (with Oscar W. Lund)
The Christmas journal Julegranen, and published Dansk Jul i
Amerika in 1909. This paper will focus on three stories,
published in Landmrend: Fortrellinger by Dansk Boghandel
in Cedar Falls, Iowa in 1908, which have Christmas as a
theme. The three stories are: For 30 aar siden (30 Years
Ago"), Bowlegged Joe ("Bowlegged Joe"), and Gamle Hans
Nielsen's sidste Jul ("Old Hans Nielsen's Last Christmas").
What follows is a brief look at "Carl Hansen's concept of
Christmas" as it appears in this one collection of short
stories, which, as Hansen states in his "Forward to
Kandsmrend, have been previously published in different
weekly papers, magazines, and Christmas annuals.
"Carl Hansen's Concept Of Christmas,"
The Bridge: Vol. 17:
2, Article 6.
Available at: https://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/thebridge/vol17/iss2/6