lind-peinture
» » Mesmerism and Hawthorne: Mediums of American Romance

eBook Mesmerism and Hawthorne: Mediums of American Romance ePub

by Samuel Chase Coale

eBook Mesmerism and Hawthorne: Mediums of American Romance ePub
Author: Samuel Chase Coale
Language: English
ISBN: 081731038X
ISBN13: 978-0817310387
Publisher: University Alabama Press (February 8, 2000)
Pages: 216
Category: History & Criticism
Subcategory: Literature
Rating: 4.9
Votes: 834
Formats: doc mbr docx lit
ePub file: 1588 kb
Fb2 file: 1716 kb

Home Browse Books Book details, Mesmerism and Hawthorne: Mediums of American.

Home Browse Books Book details, Mesmerism and Hawthorne: Mediums of American. Mesmerism and Hawthorne: Mediums of American Romance. By Samuel Chase Coale. With the publication of In Hawthorne's Shadow: American Romance from Melville to Mailer in 1985, I presumed that my obsession with Nathaniel Hawthorne and his elusively tantalizing tales and romances had been vanquished. I saw that book as the culmination of my pursuit of and interest in him as a graduate student under Hyatt H. Waggoner at Brown University and my work as a teacher for several years at Wheaton College. And yet something still haunted me, hounded me.

Mesmerism and Hawthorne book . Start by marking Mesmerism and Hawthorne: Mediums of American Romance as Want to Read: Want to Read savin. ant to Read.

In Mesmerism and Hawthorne, Coale examines the st craze and relates it specifically to the way in which Hawthorne wrote fiction

In Mesmerism and Hawthorne, Coale examines the st craze and relates it specifically to the way in which Hawthorne wrote fiction. Although many critics have discussed mesmerism as a theme in Hawthorne's work, few have analyzed the use of mesmerism as an influence on the very structure and texture of that work. For Hawthorne, mesmerism provided a fertile circumstance, complete with its sense of enchantment and the necessity of breaking its spell. The powers and techniques of mesmerism offered Hawthorne a way of describing the fiction he was trying to create.

Samuel Chase Coale is Professor of American Literature at Wheaton College. He is the author of several books on American writers, including In Hawthorne's Shadow: American Romance from Melville to Mailer. Samuel Chase Coale, Samuel Coale.

In Mesmerism and Hawthorne, Coale examines the st craze and relates it specifically to the way in. .In effect, Coale concludes, Hawthorne's romances constitute a form of mesmeric expression themselves.

In Mesmerism and Hawthorne, Coale examines the st craze and relates it specifically to the way in which Hawthorne wrote fiction.

Mesmerism and Hawthorne Mediums of American Romance.

of witchcraft, their effect on the creation of his romances can be traced.

book by Samuel Coale. The author explores the profound influence the mesmerist and spiritualist craze of the 1840s and 1850s had on Hawthorne's artistic vision and fictional techniques. Despite abhorring the pseudosciences as incarnations of witchcraft, their effect on the creation of his romances can be traced.

Samuel Chase Coale is Professor of American Literature and Culture at Wheaton College in Massachusetts and author of Mesmerism and Hawthorne: Mediums of American Romance and The Mystery of Mysteries: Cultural Differences and Designs. Nathaniel Hawthorne despised both mesmerism and spiritualism, viewing these pseudosciences as new incarnations of witchcraft, in which the master-slave relationship overwhelms all others. Nevertheless, even though he regarded the psychological paradigm behind these pseudosciences as morally repellent, he also, as Samuel Chase Coale convincingly shows, recognized its accuracy. In creating what he called romances, Hawthorne employed his own mesmerist-like strategies and thus created texts that participate in the very medium he abhorred.

Coale explores the profound influence that the mesmerist and spiritualist 'craze' of the 1840s and 1850s had on Hawthorne's artistic vision and fictional techniques.

Nathaniel Hawthorne despised both mesmerism and spiritualism, viewing these pseudosciences as new incarnations of witchcraft, in which the master-slave relationship overwhelms all others. Nevertheless, even though he regarded the psychological paradigm behind these pseudosciences as morally repellent, he also, as Samuel Chase Coale convincingly shows, recognized its accuracy.  

In creating what he called romances, Hawthorne employed his own mesmerist-like strategies and thus created texts that participate in the very medium he abhorred. In effect, Coale concludes, Hawthorne's romances constitute a form of mesmeric expression themselves. Coale's examination of the processes of mesmerism- the creation of the trance, the entry into its dreamlike state, the psychology of idolatry produced by this procedure- clearly reveals the affinities between mesmerism and Hawthorne's art.

 

lind-peinture.fr
© All right reserved. 2017-2020
Contacts | Privacy Policy | DMCA
eBooks are provided for reference only