4. Towards History and Beyond: Hawthorne and the American Short Story

  1. Alfred Bendixen Professor founder Executive Director1 and
  2. James Nagel Professor Rockefeller Fellow2
  1. Alfred Bendixen Professor founder Executive Director

Published Online: 16 MAR 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444319910.ch4

A Companion to the American Short Story

A Companion to the American Short Story

How to Cite

Bendixen, A. (2010) Towards History and Beyond: Hawthorne and the American Short Story, in A Companion to the American Short Story (eds A. Bendixen and J. Nagel), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444319910.ch4

Editor Information

  1. 1

    Texas A&M University, USA

  2. 2

    University of Georgia, USA

Author Information

  1. Texas A&M University, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 16 MAR 2010
  2. Published Print: 19 FEB 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405115438

Online ISBN: 9781444319910

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Keywords:

  • towards history and beyond - Hawthorne and the American Short Story;
  • Nathaniel Hawthorne - advancing the American short story;
  • Hawthorne - a portrait of an artist;
  • chief inventors of literary genre - called science fiction;
  • Spenser's Faerie Queene to Bunyan's Pilgrim's Progress;
  • Hawthorne and the historical tale - Provincial Tales or The Story Teller;
  • reconstructing Provincial Tales - relying on a good bit of speculation;
  • Hawthorne, admiring in his own time - as writer of moods and diverse interests;
  • Hawthorne's search for new literary forms - toying with idea of a series of linked works, “Allegories of the Heart”

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Hawthorne: A Portrait of an Artist

  • Hawthorne and the Historical Tale

  • Hawthorne Beyond History

  • References and Further Reading