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" No author, without a trial, can conceive of the difficulty of writing a romance about a country where there is no shadow, no antiquity, no mystery, no picturesque and gloomy wrong, nor anything but a commonplace prosperity, in broad and simple daylight,... "
Macmillan's Magazine - Side 239
1904
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The Birth of Empire: DeWitt Clinton and the American Experience, 1769-1828

Evan Cornog - 1998 - 240 sider
...virtue, for his art. How, Hawthorne asked in 1860, could a novelist practice his trade in a land with "no antiquity, no mystery, no picturesque and gloomy...broad and simple daylight, as is happily the case in my dear native land."8 SOCIETIES AND ACADEMIES Clinton, in his own time, was less preoccupied with...
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Hawthorne

Henry James - 1997 - 145 sider
...just a page before his own); Hawthorne had declared that "no author, without a trial, can conceive of the difficulty of writing a romance about a country...antiquity, no mystery, no picturesque and gloomy wrong, not anything but a commonplace prosperity, in broad and simple daylight, as is happily the case with...
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Memory's Nation: The Place of Plymouth Rock

John D. Seelye - 1998 - 699 sider
...regarded as "one of the most perfect works of art in literature") that there was in his native land " 'no picturesque and gloomy wrong, nor anything but...commonplace prosperity, in broad and simple daylight' " (346, 350-51). Had not, wondered Curtis, Uncle Tom's Cabin already proved otherwise, or was "crime...
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The Complete Idiot's Guide to American Literature

Laurie E. Rozakis - 1999 - 468 sider
...literature was a pale imitation of its British model. Copycats "No author, without a trial, can conceive of the difficulty of writing a romance about a country...daylight, as is happily the case with my dear native land. " — Nathaniel Hawthorne, 1850s For nearly 200 years, American readers had looked to Europe, mainly...
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William Faulkner: Critical Assessments, Bind 1

Henry Claridge - 1999 - 2200 sider
...with some very considerable advantages. Not so long before the Civil War Hawthorne had remarked on the difficulty of writing a romance about a country where there is no shadow, no antiquity, no picturesque and gloomy wrong, nor anything but a commonplace prosperity. But now the War and Reconstruction...
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Between History and Romance: Travel Writing on Spain in the Early Nineteenth ...

Gifra-Adroher, Pere - 2000 - 281 sider
...of a collective effort to charge it with New World ones. 54 For others, on the other hand, to write "about a country where there is no shadow, no antiquity,...common-place prosperity, in broad and simple daylight," was as difficult as it later was to Hawthorne's romancer in The Marble Faun (I860). 55 Or, according...
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Henry James as a Biographer: A Self Among Others

Willie Tolliver - 2000 - 181 sider
...firmest lustification can be found in the following sentences: No author. without a trial. can conceive of the difficulty of writing a romance about a country where there is no shadow. no mystery. no picturesque and gloomy wrong. nor anything but a commonplace prosperity. in broad and simple...
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The Genuine Article: Race, Mass Culture, and American Literary Manhood

Paul Gilmore - 2001 - 274 sider
...News" and "Chiefly About War Matters" to racial difference: "No author, without a trial, can conceive of the difficulty of writing a Romance about a country...daylight, as is happily the case with my dear native land" (Nathaniel Hawthorne, The Marble Faun: or, The Romance of Monte Beni, vol. 4 of The Centenary Edition...
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The Cambridge Companion to Emily Dickinson

Wendy Martin, Wendy Martin, PH.D. - 2002 - 248 sider
...1840) and Hawthorne (in his preface to The Marble Faun, 1860): No author, without a trial, can conceive of the difficulty of writing a Romance about a country...daylight, as is happily the case with my dear native land.15 Thomas Wentworth Higginson joined the ranks of the disaffected in 1867: American literature...
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American Social and Political Thought: A Reader

Andreas Hess - 2003 - 480 sider
...West. So, too, did Hawthorne when in 1 860 he described the United States as 'a country where there is no ... antiquity, no mystery, no picturesque and gloomy...commonplace prosperity, in broad and simple daylight.' It was not ignorance or insensitivity that led to these wry complaints. It was merely, astonishingly,...
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