The Sins Of The Fathers / Edition 1

The Sins Of The Fathers / Edition 1

by Frederick Crews
     
 

ISBN-10: 0520068173

ISBN-13: 9780520068179

Pub. Date: 01/01/1989

Publisher: University of California Press


Surveying Hawthorne's entire career, from his earliest surviving stories through the romances left unfinished at his death, Frederick Crews defines the terms of Hawthorne's self-debate as revealed in his fiction. Hawthorne emerges from this study as a writer of acute psychological awareness.

In an Afterword written for this edition, Crews interrogates his own

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Surveying Hawthorne's entire career, from his earliest surviving stories through the romances left unfinished at his death, Frederick Crews defines the terms of Hawthorne's self-debate as revealed in his fiction. Hawthorne emerges from this study as a writer of acute psychological awareness.

In an Afterword written for this edition, Crews interrogates his own argument with characteristic unsparingness. He candidly reassesses the theoretical commitments behind his book, reflects on the path taken by Hawthorne criticism since 1966, and answers the question that many readers have asked of this ex-Freudian: "How much, today, remains valid in The Sins of the Fathers?" This essay is itself a significant contribution to the current debate over the role of 'theory' in literary studies.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780520068179
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
01/01/1989
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.68(d)

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