Rappaccinis Children: American Writers in a Calvinist World William H. Shurr

ISBN: 9780813164625

Published: February 5th 2015

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Rappaccinis Children: American Writers in a Calvinist World  by  William H. Shurr

Rappaccinis Children: American Writers in a Calvinist World by William H. Shurr
February 5th 2015 | ebook | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, ZIP | 176 pages | ISBN: 9780813164625 | 7.71 Mb

Nathaniel Hawthornes short story Rappaccinis Daughter tells of a beautiful girl who has, from birth, absorbed the poison from the flowers of her fathers garden. In this allegorical tale of the fallen Garden of Eden, William H. Shurr finds aMoreNathaniel Hawthornes short story Rappaccinis Daughter tells of a beautiful girl who has, from birth, absorbed the poison from the flowers of her fathers garden. In this allegorical tale of the fallen Garden of Eden, William H.

Shurr finds a metaphor for the fate of many American writers, for whom the heritage of calvinism has been the poisoned fruit of the Garden of the New World. For many American writers, the legacy of the Puritan Fathers has been a pervasive sense of sinfulness and guilt in a violent and unforgiving universe. In this new study Shurr examines how these writers have coped with this heritage.



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