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by James R. Mellow

  • ISBN: 080185900X
  • Category: Fiction
  • Author: James R. Mellow
  • Subcategory: History & Criticism
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  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press; 1st edition (May 28, 1998)
  • Pages: 684 pages
  • FB2 size: 1889 kb
  • EPUB size: 1261 kb
  • Rating: 4.7
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The author of Nathaniel Hawthorne in His Times, James R. Mellow, comes well suited to the task of interpreting a major American writer’s life, not only having had considerable experience as a literary critic for The New York. Mellow, comes well suited to the task of interpreting a major American writer’s life, not only having had considerable experience as a literary critic for The New York Times, The Chicago Tribune, The New Republic, Commonweal, and other publications, but also having written the acclaimed biography, Charmed Circle: Gertrude Stein and Company . At present, he is writing a life of Hawthorne’s friend, Margaret Fuller.

With his next biography, ''Nathaniel Hawthorne in His Times,'' he moved further back in America's literary past. Alfred Kazin called the work a ''charming and very full period piece.

In his literary judgments Mellow is consistently plausible, partly because he sticks close to the critical consensus, .  . in finding ""Young Goodman Brown"" a minor masterpiece and The Marble Faun an interesting failure.

Mellow, James R. Nathaniel Hawthorne in His Times (Boston, 1980). Morgan, Ellen E. The Veiled Lady: The Secret Love of Miles Coverdale, Nathaniel Hawthorne Journal (1971), 169-81. Hawthorne’s Mad Scientists: Pseudoscience and Social Science in Nineteenth-Century Life and Letters (Hamden, Conn. A Note on The Blithedale Romance, or ‘Call him Fauntleroy,’ journal of American Studies, 10 (1976), 103-4.

James R. Mellow was before his death in 1998 an acclaimed biographer whose other books include Charmed Circle: Gertrude Stein and Company, Invented Lives: F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald, and Hemingway. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald, and Hemingway: A Life Without Consequences. Nathaniel Hawthorne in His Times.

Bibliographic Details. Title: NATHANIEL HAWTHORNE IN HIS TIMES. Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore. Publication Date: 1998. James R. Visit Seller's Storefront.

Although Hawthorne himself felt the story was not memorable, esteemed authors like Herman Melville, Henry James, Edgar Allan Poe, and even Stephen King have praised it as one of his best works

Although Hawthorne himself felt the story was not memorable, esteemed authors like Herman Melville, Henry James, Edgar Allan Poe, and even Stephen King have praised it as one of his best works. Plot Summary: In the interval of silence he stole forward until the light glared full upon his eyes.

Author Nathaniel Hawthorne is best known for his novels 'The Scarlet Letter' and 'The House of Seven Gables . Nathaniel Hawthorne was an American short story writer and novelist.

Author Nathaniel Hawthorne is best known for his novels 'The Scarlet Letter' and 'The House of Seven Gables,' and also wrote many short stories. Who Was Nathaniel Hawthorne? Nathaniel Hawthorne was an American short story writer and novelist. His short stories include "My Kinsman, Major Molineux" (1832), "Roger Malvin's Burial" (1832), "Young Goodman Brown" (1835) and the collection Twice-Told Tales. He is best known for his novels The Scarlet Letter (1850) and The House of the Seven Gables (1851)

Mellow, James R. 1980. Opera ab, de Nathaniel Hawthorne in bibliothecis (in catalogo WorldCat). Henry James's book-length study, Hawthorne (1879). Bostoniae: Houghton Mifflin Company. Arminii Melville memoria, "Hawthorne and His Mosses" (1851). Second copy at Project Gutenberg. Hawthorne Family Papers, ca.

"Reads like a superbly crafted novel filled with fascinating characters. A brilliant piece of storytelling." -- John Gardner

Winner of the 1983 National Book Award, James R. Mellow's magisterial biography of Nathaniel Hawthorne places America's first great writer in the midst of the literary and cultural turmoil of the early republic. Mellow draws on Hawthorne's letters and notebooks, as well as on perceptive readings of his fiction in recreating the details of Hawthorne's life: the long apprenticeship of the reclusive young author, his romantic courtship of Sophia Peabody, and his travels to Europe at the height of his literary career.

More fascinating still is Mellow's portrayal of Hawthorne's stimulating, complicated relationships with his fellow pioneers in the creation of a uniquely American literature -- Henry David Thoreau, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Herman Melville, Edgar Allan Poe, Harriet Beecher Stowe, and Louisa May Alcott. Hawthorne was also a lifelong friend of President Franklin Pierce, and Mellow follows the fortunes of Hawthorne's political career which brought the writer into contact with the era's great politicians -- Daniel Webster, William Lloyd Garrison, Charles Sumner, and Abraham Lincoln. An unparalleled panorama of nineteenth-century American intellectual life, Nathaniel Hawthorne in His Times convincingly traces Hawthorne's literary concerns -- the unspeakable secret guilt, the fall of man, the yearning for a lost paradise -- to the events of his enigmatic life.


Reviews about Nathaniel Hawthorne in His Times (4):
Yozshugore
All the essentials for a great biography are here: fascinating subject, worthy life, compelling era, artful chronicling, helpful lessons. I think the formal term that critics use for such a work is “magisterial.” (It did win the National Book Award in 1983—so I’m not saying anything particularly daring.)

The title hints that this book is not just about the man but about the remarkable period in which he lived. He went to college with Franklin Pierce (future president) and Henry Wordsworth Longfellow (future most famous poet in America). He was friends with Charles Sumner, the senator who was almost killed on the senate floor by Preston Brooks and his gold-tipped cane in the run-up to the Civil War. He spent time with Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry David Thoreau, and Margaret Fuller. He met Abraham Lincoln and George B. McClellan. He made an enemy out of Edgar Allan Poe. He made a lifelong friend and devotee out of Herman Melville.

(Did you know, by the way, that Nathaniel Hawthorne was quite the heartthrob in his day? Everybody seems to refer to him as a physically stunning man. When he was in college, a gypsy woman approached him to ask if he was an angel or a man.)

My only gripe about Mellow’s work is that he dedicates almost zero space to investigating Hawthorne’s religious beliefs (or lack thereof). Considering Hawthorne’s obsession with sin and darkness, you’d think this aspect of the man’s life would deserve a comment or two—especially against the backdrop the Puritan legacy in New England and the Transcendentalist rejection of that legacy. This is rich stuff that Mellow left out.

Nevertheless, it is a great book, and I am already eager to look into Mellow’s magisterial biography of Hemingway.
in waiting
Well done...interesting read...Fast shipping
thrust
In excellent condition.
Armin
As stated.

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