Nathaniel Hawthorne (1804-64) is still considered one of the greatest writers in the American literary tradition. He is associated with darkness, sin, and the gothic. (Melville and Poe were also “dark” writers, but I’m more interested in Hawthorne.) In my view, Hawthorne had a deep skepticism for the… 719 more words
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March 11th.–After the ground had been completely freed of snow, there has been a snow-storm for the two days preceding yesterday, which made the earth all white again.