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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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Americans in Florence: A Complete Guide to the City and the Places ...

Alta Macadam - 2003 - 189 sider
...time he denatello, Count of Monte Beni after whom his novel The Marble Faun was named. In the Preface romance about a country where there is no shadow....no antiquity, no mystery, no picturesque and gloomy clared: "/ like my present residence immensely. The house stands on a hill, overlooking Florence, and...
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Refiguring Huckleberry Finn

Carl F. Wieck - 2003 - 248 sider
...Hawthorne had ironically bemoaned the situation in America where 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. It will be very long, I trust, before romance-writers may find congenial and easily handled themes,...
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The Portable Henry James

Henry James - 2004 - 617 sider
...novels and to lay the scene of them in the western world. "No author, without a trial, can conceive of the difficulty of writing a romance about a country...as is happily the case with my dear native land." The perusal of Hawthorne's American Note-Books operates as a practical commentary upon this somewhat...
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Refiguring Huckleberry Finn

Carl F. Wieck - 2003 - 248 sider
...Hawthorne had ironically bemoaned the situation in America where 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. It will be very long, I trust, before romance-writers may find congenial and easily handled themes,...
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Reading the Text that Isn't There: Paranoia in the Nineteenth-century ...

Mike Lee Davis - 2005 - 185 sider
...problem of Gables. In the preface to Faun, Hawthorne writes: No author, without a trial, can conceive ol the difficulty of writing a romance about a country...daylight, as is happily the case with my dear native land. It will be very long, I trust, before romance writers may find congenial and easily handled themes,...
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Canadians and Americans: Myths and Literary Traditions

Katherine L. Morrison - 328 sider
...attitude toward the past, for in the preface to his last novel, The Marble Faun ( \ 860), he speaks of the "difficulty of writing a romance about a country...daylight, as is happily the case with my dear native land."27 The Marble Faun is set in Italy, with a dark heroine, Miriam, who has a mysterious and sin-laden...
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Europa interdisziplinär: Probleme und Perspektiven heutiger Europastudien

Brigitte Glaser, Hermann Josef Schnackertz - 2005 - 228 sider
...insisted upon, äs they are, and must needs be, in America. No author, without a trial, can conceive of the difficulty of writing a Romance about a country...common-place prosperity, in broad and simple daylight, äs is happily the case with my dear native land [...] Romance and poetry, like ivy, lichens, and wall-flowers,...
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Haunted Museum: Longing, Travel, and the Art-romance Tradition

Jonah Siegel - 2005 - 285 sider
...insisted upon as they are, and must needs be, in America. 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. 12 Not only is it the case that James criticizes Hawthorne for doing precisely what the earlier author...
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Student Companion to James Fenimore Cooper

Craig White - 2006 - 209 sider
...the dramatist; no obscure fictions for the writer of romance" (Notions). Likewise Hawthorne bemoaned "the difficulty of writing a romance about a country...where there is no shadow, no antiquity, no mystery, . . . nor any thing but a commonplace prosperity, in broad and simple daylight" (Preface to Marble...
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Obsolete Objects in the Literary Imagination: Ruins, Relics, Rarities ...

Francesco Orlando - 2008 - 500 sider
...1 But in the preface to The Marble Faun, the Italian setting is justified as an alternative to the country "where there is no shadow, no antiquity, no mystery, no picturesque and gloomy evil."174 And the ambivalence of the images of Rome is tantamount to the contaminations which pull...
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