Authority And Authorship
Frederick C. Crews (essay date 1966)
SOURCE: "Brotherly Love," in The Sins of the Fathers: Hawthorne's Psychological Themes, Oxford University Press, 1966, pp. 44-60.
[In the following essay, Crews argues that Hawthorne's short story "Alice Doane's Appeal" manifests a narrative tone that reflects simultaneous fascination with and repugnance toward the issue of incest.]
"Incest is, like many other incorrect things, a very poetical circumstance."
At the very beginning and very end of his career Hawthorne produced halting, fragmentary works of fiction which...
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