Mesmerism and Hawthorne: Mediums of American Romance
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BeschreibungThe author explores the profound influence the mesmerist and spiritualist "craze" of the 1840s and 1850s had on Hawthorne's artistic vision and fictional techniques. Despite abhorring the "pseudosciences" as incarnations of witchcraft, their effect on the creation of his romances can be traced.
PortraitSamuel Chase Coale is Professor of American Literature at Wheaton College. He is the author of several books on American writers, including"In Hawthorne's Shadow: American Romance from Melville to Mailer."
Untertitel: Revised. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: UNIV OF ALABAMA PR
Erscheinungsdatum: Februar 2000
Seitenanzahl: 216 Seiten