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  1. Howdy Fence! I wrote a miles-long compare/contrast paper in college using Hawthorne's Young Goodman Brown, as well as one on The Minister's Black Veil, so developed a keen appreciation for the psychological intricacies of his prose. But REALLY, the main reason I like him is that I've had a major crush on him since high school, when I came across the iconic picture of him when he was young: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Nathaniel_Hawth


    Also, I read a biography about him and apparently he was a terrible speller, unbelievably shy and kinda sickly and he pulled on my little old heartstrings. Also, did I mention his cuteness? Oh no, I'm not going to let a couple measly centuries get in the way of true love.
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  2. Is it terrible of me to say that this is the first Hawthorne I've ever read? There really are reasons why we go to school. Even if this course is a sorta fakey not really a school type thingy.
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    1. It's true, school do serve a purpose all right. Since, along with Henry James and William Faulkner, he's considered America's all-time best native author, his stories tend to be a requirement here. At least The Scarlet Letter is, and not the Demi Moore version. You know… you might want to try some of Hawthorne's Twice-Told Tales before giving up on him. Those are the ones I cut my teeth on. For me, his writing, at times, is as dark and mysteriously beautiful as he was. siiigh.
      Kelly´s last blog post ..Winding down summer

  3. I have his Twice-Told tales here, so I may get to some more of them at some point. The Scarlet Letter is one I've heard about, but never read, always meant to. Again, at some point :)
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