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Published: 22 February 1990

272 Pages

6 x 9 inches

ISBN: 9780195060706

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The School of Hawthorne

Richard H. Brodhead

Using the case of Hawthorne as a prime example of how traditions are made, not born, Brodhead traces the passage by which Hawthorne was first organized as a literary past, then reactivated from the past in the work of major American writers, particularly Melville, James, and Faulkner. Brodhead concludes that tradition is never a purely literary transaction; its creation has a great deal to do with the ways writers accept and remake literature's place in society.