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Marion Montgomery
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Why Hawthorne Was Melancholy: The Prophetic Poet and the Spirit of the Age

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Hardcover, 569 pages
Published October 25th 1999 by Open Court
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Nov 07, 2012 Mark rated it it was amazing
Dense, brilliant, entertaining and learned. Montgomery is an old school critic doing textual and contextual analysis, and so he discusses and develops the themes of Hawthorne's spiritual discontent, irony against the Transcendentalism of his age, religious conservatism and poetic freedom in context of the two hundred years of American and Continental literature before him and the hundred and fifty years of literature after him, following his often surprising analyses carefully and meticulously t ...more
Nov 12, 2009 Erik marked it as to-read
Recommended by James Schall in Another Sort of Learning, Chapter 5, as one of Four Books on Philosophy and Literature by Marion Montgomery.
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