The School of Hawthorne

Paperback | February 22, 1990

byRichard H. Brodhead

not yet rated|write a review
In The School of Hawthorne, Brodhead uses Hawthorne as a prime example of how literary traditions are made, not born. Under Brodhead's scrutiny, the Hawthorne tradition opens out onto a wide array of subjects, many of which have received little previous attention. He offers a detailed accountof Hawthorne's life in American letters, showing how authors as varied as Melville, Howells, James, and Faulkner have learned from Hawthorne's model while all the while changing the terms in which he has been read. As he traces Hawthorne's continued life among his heirs, Brodhead also reflects onthe ways in which writers receive and resist official tradition, how their work is conditioned by the institutionalized pasts that surround them, and how they go about creating new traditions to counter existing ones. An important contribution to literary history, The School of Hawthorne alsoestablishes new ways in which literary history itself can be understood.

Pricing and Purchase Info

$85.95

Ships within 1-3 weeks
Ships free on orders over $25

From the Publisher

In The School of Hawthorne, Brodhead uses Hawthorne as a prime example of how literary traditions are made, not born. Under Brodhead's scrutiny, the Hawthorne tradition opens out onto a wide array of subjects, many of which have received little previous attention. He offers a detailed accountof Hawthorne's life in American letters, sh...

Richard H. Brodhead is at Yale University.

other books by Richard H. Brodhead

The Conjure Woman and Other Conjure Tales
The Conjure Woman and Other Conjure Tales

Kobo ebook|Oct 1 2012

$10.09 online$13.06list price(save 22%)
The Journals of Charles W. Chesnutt
The Journals of Charles W. Chesnutt

Kobo ebook|Oct 1 2012

$10.09 online$13.06list price(save 22%)
see all books by Richard H. Brodhead
Format:PaperbackDimensions:272 pages, 9.17 × 6.14 × 0.55 inPublished:February 22, 1990Publisher:Oxford University Press

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0195060709

ISBN - 13:9780195060706

Look for similar items by category:

Customer Reviews of The School of Hawthorne

Reviews

Extra Content

Editorial Reviews

"This is an extraordinary book -- original, insightful, superbly written, and absolutely convincing. It ranks with the very best books I've ever read on American literature and culture....Like Hawthorne, Brodhead's wonderful book is one we will want to return to again and again."--Studies inShort Fiction