Item description for Hawthorne's Narrative Strategies by Michael Dunne...
For more than 150 years readers have interpreted Nathaniel Hawthorne's fiction in a dazzling variety of ways. Instead of arguing in favor of or against what these readers conceive the fiction to mean, this examination of Hawthorne's narrative strategies demonstrates how he leads readers to reason as they do.
Throughout his career Hawthorne manipulated and experimented with all the elements of narrative discourse, creating texts that continue to cry out for, yet defy, interpretation. In The Marble Faun. just as in his earliest tales and sketches, Hawthorne varies pronouns and verb tenses, often within the same paragraph. In all his works he affirms the factuality of invented incidents in one sentence, then undermines the affirmation in the next. His narrators often confess themselves uncertain about their own narratives. In some of his fictions elements of romantic ideology are proposed as alternatively irresistible and foolish. In others, domesticity is represented both as
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.75" Width: 6" Height: 9" Weight: 0.75 lbs.
Release Date Mar 1, 1995
Publisher University Press of Mississippi
ISBN 1934110949 ISBN13 9781934110942
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More About Michael Dunne
Michael Dunne is a professor of English at Middle Tennessee State University. He lives in Murfreesboro
Michael Dunne was born in 1941 and has an academic affiliation as follows - National University of Ireland Maynooth.