Nathaniel Hawthorne's Preoccupation with Unpardonable Sin. The Dramatization of Ethical Action in His Short Stories

Author: Timmerman, John H.
Year:2013
Pages:288
ISBN:0-7734-4466-1
978-0-7734-4466-9
Price:199.95
This eclectic book explores Hawthorne’s study of the ambiguities of the human heart. It reaches in many directions and touches on a surprising diverse set of sources ranging from Plato, Augustine, Milton, Calvin, Luther and Coleridge to Sartre, Heidegger, Munch, C.S. Lewis, Cormac McCarthy, Solzhenitsyn, and an array of Hawthorne’s critics.

Reviews

“Timmerman’s facility with Hawthorne’s biography contributes richly to the analysis of the fiction.”
-Prof. Dale Brown,
King College

Table of Contents

Foreword
Introduction
Chapter 1: Hawthorne and Ethics
Chapter 2: IDEA and Art
Chapter 3: The Naïf and the Devil
Chapter 4: Science and Scientism
Chapter 5: Hawthorne in Plato’s Cave: The Ethical Good
Chapter 6: The Disappearing Man
Chapter 7: Ethics and Art
Chapter 8: Sin, Guilt and Forgiveness
Chapter 9: Conclusion: Ethical Theory and Practice
Endnotes
Bibliography
Index