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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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Walt Whitman & the World

Gay Wilson Allen, Ed Folsom, Professor Ed Folsom - 1995 - 468 sider
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New England - Frommer's Complete Guides: With the Best Historic Sights and ...

Lisa Legarde, Dale Northrup - 1995 - 578 sider
...without a trial, can conceive of the difficulty of writing a romance about a country [New England] where there is no shadow, no antiquity, no mystery,...daylight, as is happily the case with my dear native land. Preceding and during the Civil War, New England writers such as abolitionist William Lloyd Garrison...
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Innocence, Power, and the Novels of John Hawkes

Rita Ferrari - 1996 - 220 sider
...complex layering of past and present and of moral ambiguity in Europe to the clean slate of America, "where there is no shadow, no antiquity, no mystery,...common-place prosperity, in broad and simple daylight" (3). But of course Hawthorne set much of his best work in America, exploring shadows and gloom and...
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Tolstoy Or Dostoevsky: An Essay in the Old Criticism

George Steiner - 1996 - 368 sider
...Hawthorne. The latter had written, in preface to The Marble Faun: 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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Caliban, Bind 33

1996
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The Working man

...to a foreign country ; for he gives as reason for this, that " no man, without a trial, can conceive the difficulty of writing a romance about a country...no shadow, no antiquity, no mystery, no picturesque or gloomy wrong." Of course not ; there is no picturesque or gloomy wrong, when that wrong is the suffering...
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Gothic

Fred Botting - 1995 - 224 sider
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Beyond Pug's Tour: National and Ethnic Stereotyping in Theory and Literary ...

C. C. Barfoot - 1997 - 594 sider
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Gothic America: Narrative, History, and Nation

Teresa A. Goddu - 1997 - 226 sider
...Hawthorne puts it 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" (3). While Hawthorne complains about the lack of gothic materials in America, he turns this lack into...
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The Oxford Dictionary of Literary Quotations

Peter Kemp - 1997 - 479 sider
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