Claire M. Badaracco (essay date spring 1981)
SOURCE: Badaracco, Claire M. “Pitfalls and Rewards of the Solo Editor: Sophia Peabody Hawthorne.” Resources for American Literary Study 11, no. 1 (spring 1981): 91-100.
[In the following essay, Badaracco places Hawthorne's editorship of her husband's journals in historical context and reflects on the process of editing Hawthorne's own Cuba Journal.]
When I began to edit the Cuba Journal as a solo editorial project, I recall describing in blithe naivete my aspirations and goals. I told a distinguished colleague that because the collection which housed the document permitted neither microfilm nor typewriters, I was planning to transcribe in pencil the...
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