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Nathaniel Hawthorne: The Scarlet Letter: Essays * Articles * Reviews
     

Nathaniel Hawthorne: The Scarlet Letter: Essays * Articles * Reviews

by Elmer Kennedy-Andrews (Editor)
 

With the publication of The Scarlet Letter in 1850, Nathaniel Hawthorne achieved not only critical recognition in his native New England, but also an undisputed place amongst the newly emerging ranks of great American writers.

This Guide introduces and sets in context the enormous range of critical arguments that have been generated by this

Overview

With the publication of The Scarlet Letter in 1850, Nathaniel Hawthorne achieved not only critical recognition in his native New England, but also an undisputed place amongst the newly emerging ranks of great American writers.

This Guide introduces and sets in context the enormous range of critical arguments that have been generated by this enduring work. From the comments and reviews of Hawthorne's contemporaries through discussions of the novel by fellow artists such as Henry James and D.H. Lawrence to radical re-readings of the postwar decades, the reader is given an invaluable guide to the critical progress of this key American text.

Editorial Reviews

Booknews
Gives an account and a sampling of varied interpretations of Hawthorne's , encompassing moral and historical criticism, New Criticism, archetypal and myth criticism, psychoanalytical and feminist criticism, and linguistic and semiotic criticism. Analysis demonstrates the theoretical multiplicity of the text and its susceptibility to many different methodological approaches. Substantial quotes from critical works cited are highlighted in bold text. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780231121903
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
Publication date:
12/20/2000
Series:
Columbia Critical Guides Series
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
5.48(w) x 8.08(h) x 0.77(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Elmer Kennedy-Andrews teaches at the University of Ulster at Coleraine. He is the editor of Seamus Heaney: A Collection of Critical Essays and Contemporary Irish Poetry: A Collection of Critical Essays.

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