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The in particular commissioned essays accumulated during this quantity identify new parameters for either scholarly and lecture room dialogue of Hawthorne. This spouse offers clean views on Hawthorne's vintage works, and on themes comparable to Hawthorne's dating to heritage, ladies, politics, and early the USA. It brings jointly a crew of prime foreign students to provide the main entire creation to be had to Hawthorne's paintings and existence.

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It seems almost to call you by name. The sweet and sublime face of Jesus is beyond praise, yet how it disappoints all florid expectations! This familiar, simple, home-speaking countenance is as if one should meet a friend. The knowledge of picture-dealers has its value, but listen not to their criticism when your heart is touched by genius. It was not painted for them, it was painted for you; for such as had eyes capable of being touched by simplicity and lofty emotions. (Essays: First and Second Series, p.

Hawthorne, it seems, could be simultaneously angelic and as harsh as the devil. ”32 During his years at the Manse, as he was taking Emerson’s measure, seeing in him traits that he himself shared, Hawthorne gathered key information from their mutual friend, Margaret Fuller, who felt attracted to both men. During the summers of 1842 and 1844, Fuller went back and forth between the Manse and Emerson’s house, where she was staying. Her friendship with Emerson had already peaked, but during these years, her friendship with Hawthorne deepened, spurred in part by Emerson’s detachment.

Mitchell, Hawthorne’s Fuller Mystery, p. 120. 45. See Larry J. Reynolds, European Revolutions and the American Literary Renaissance (New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 1988), p. 80. 46. Hawthorne, Nathaniel Hawthorne and His Wife, i: 360. 47. Henry David Thoreau, The Illustrated Walden, ed. J. Lyndon Shanley (Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1973), pp. 219–20. 48. Fuller, Woman in the Nineteenth Century, p. 103. 49. , p. 228. 50. “Sophia Peabody Hawthorne’s American Notebooks,” p. 133.

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