Is Santa Claus a lie? No

Question

Is Santa Claus a lie?

Answer

No. Santa Claus is a fictional literary work of art, a poem, by Clement Clark Moore in 1822. The poem was published in a poem book “A Visit From St. Nicholas”.

A Visit From St. Nicholas terbitan tahun 1864.
A Visit From St. Nicholas published in 1864.

 

Karikatur St. Nikolas digunakan untuk ilustrasi buku puisi "A Visit From St. Nicholas" terbitan L. Prang & Co., Boston 1 Sinterklas inilah yang kemudian menjadi model bagi Sinterklas untuk tahun-tahun selanjutnya.
Caricature of St. Nikolas was to illustrate a poem book “A Visit From St. Nicholas” by L. Prang & Co., Boston.3,4 This fictional St. Nicholas, then, became  a model for St. Claus in the next years.

 

Santa Clause figure in his work of art was fictionalized from real historical St. Nicholas living in Myra city, 4 AD century.


Bibliografi

1http://www.poets.org/poetsorg/poem/visit-st-nicholas; access 3/4/2015 17:48

2http://www.poetryfoundation.org/bio/clement-clarke-moore; access 3/4/2015 18:04

3https://archive.org/details/visitfromstnicho00inmoor; access 4/4/2015 14:30

4http://archive.org/stream/visitfromstnicho00inmoor#page/n0/mode/2up; access 4/4/2015 14:43

 

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