‘A Visit from St. Nicholas’ Classic Christmas Poem Deconstructed
First Impressions column by Caspar Ewig
‘A Visit from St. Nicholas’ Classic
Christmas Poem Deconstructed
COOPERSTOWN – On Tuesday, November 29, author Pamela McColl presented at Fenimore Art Museum on the insights and experiences she had gained in the 10 years it took to research and write her volume, “Twas the Night—The Art and History Behind the Classic Christmas Poem.” The lecture was particularly relevant this year, since it is the bicentennial of the poem’s first reading and since part of the imagery contained in it parallels imagery James Fenimore Cooper incorporated into his work, “The Pioneers,” published about the same time.