Description : The Cambridge Companion to Nathaniel Hawthorne, first published in 2004, offers students and teachers an introduction to Hawthorne's fiction and the lively debates that shape Hawthorne studies. In commissioned essays, twelve eminent scholars of American literature introduce readers to key issues in Hawthorne scholarship and deepen our understanding of Hawthorne's writing. Each of the major novels is treated in a separate chapter, while other essays explore Hawthorne's art in relation to a stimulating array of issues and approaches. The essays reveal how Hawthorne's work explores understandings of gender relations and sexuality, of childhood and selfhood, of politics and ethics, of history and modernity. An Introduction and a selected bibliography will help students and teachers understand how Hawthorne has been a crucial figure for each generation of readers of American literature.
Description : Introduction, Larry J. Reynolds1. Marble and Mud: A Biographical Sketch, Brenda Wineapple2. Mysteries of Mesmerism: Hawthorne's Haunted House, Samuel Coale3. Hawthorne and Children in the Nineteenth Century: Daughters, Flowers, Stories, Gillian Brown4. Hawthorne and the Visual Arts, Rita K. Gollin5. Nathaniel Hawthorne and the Slavery Question, Jean Fagan Yellin6. Illustrated Chronology7. Hawthorne and History: A Bibliographical Essay, Leland S. PersonContributorsIndex.
Description : Gives an account and a sampling of varied interpretations of Hawthorne's "The Scarlet Letter," encompassing moral and historical criticism, New Criticism, archetypal and myth criticism, psychoanalytical and feminist criticism, and linguistic and semioticcriticism.
Description : Explores the similarities between the two American writers by examining their works and their connections to American history and culture
Description : This volume offers a new introduction to the American Renaissance, exploring many of the key themes, genres, and social and cultural contexts that inform the best new scholarship in the field.
Description : Bloom's How to Write About Nathaniel Hawthorne offers valuable paper-topic suggestions, clearly outlined strategies on how to write a strong essay, and an insightful introduction by Harold Bloom designed to help students develop their analytical writing skills and critical comprehension of this important writer and his works.
Author by : Carolina Distinguished Professor of American Literature Joel Myerson
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Description : This is an accessible guide to reading and understanding the works of Thoreau.
Description : John Updike is one of the most prolific and important American authors of the contemporary period, with an acclaimed body of work that spans half a century and is inspired by everything from American exceptionalism to American popular culture. This Companion joins together a distinguished international team of contributors to address both the major themes in Updike's writing as well as the sources of controversy that Updike's writing has often provoked. It traces the ways in which historical and cultural changes in the second half of the twentieth century have shaped not just Updike's reassessment of America's heritage, but his reassessment of the literary devices by which that legacy is best portrayed. With a chronology and bibliography of Updike's published writings, this is the only guide students and scholars of Updike will need to understand this extraordinary writer.
Description : This volume provides newly commissioned essays from leading scholars and critics on the social and cultural history of the novel in America. It explores the work of the most influential American novelists of the past 200 years, including Melville, Twain, James, Wharton, Cather, Faulkner, Ellison, Pynchon, and Morrison.