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The writers and subjects here range from Louis Auchincloss and Elizabeth Hardwick on The Scarlet Letter to Paul Auster on Hawthorne's journals and what they reveal about his family life; from Harrison Hayford's previously unpublished exploration of Hawthorne's influence on Melville to Carol Gilligan's experiences adapting Hawthorne's work for the stage; from Wendell Garrett's evocation of nineteenth-century Salem to a sample of Hawthorne's own journalism--"Chiefly About War Matters by a Peaceable Man," written for The Atlantic Monthly in 1862.
Also in these essays, curators of Hawthorne historical sites explore the influence of physical environment on the writer; biographer Brenda Wineapple examines the author's political views, including his controversial disdain of abolitionists; journalist and novelist Tom Wicker offers an appraisal of Hawthorne's skills as a war correspondent; and journalist Neil Hickey considers the author's ongoing cultural influence through film and television adaptations of his work.
The heavily illustrated volume will also feature a range of visual materials, including original, full-page silhouettes in a nineteenth century style by Scherenschnitte (papercutting) artist Pamela Dalton.
|Publisher:||Lenox Library Association|
|Product dimensions:||6.25(w) x 9.50(h) x 0.90(d)|
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Table of ContentsIntroduction - Gordon Hyatt HISTORY Hawthorne at Home - Paul Auster Ninetheenth-Century Salem - Wendell Garrett The Peabody Sisters of Salem - Peggy Strong Henry David Thoreau, Hawthorne's Concord Gardener - Laura L. Butters The Novel and The House of the Sven Gables - Alexandria Mason CRITICISM The Scarlet Letter Louis Auchincloss Seduction and Betrayal - Elizabeth Hardwick What Hawthorne Meant to Melville - Hazrrison Hayford A Moonlight Visibility: Turning The Scarlet Letter into a Play - Carol Gilligan The Scarlet Letter: Movies and Television - Neil Hickey Dimmesdale's Ailment, Hawthorne's Insight - M. Gerard Fromm Dido's Curse: Hawthorne's Unwilling Radicalism - Michale T. Gilmore A Heap of Broken Fragments: Hawthorne and Politics - Brenda Wineapple Chiefly About War Matters by a Peaceable Man - Nathaniel Hawthorne Hawthorne as War Correspondent - Tom Wicker