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The Resource Mesmerism and Hawthorne : mediums of American romance, Samuel Chase Coale

Mesmerism and Hawthorne : mediums of American romance, Samuel Chase Coale

Label
Mesmerism and Hawthorne : mediums of American romance
Title
Mesmerism and Hawthorne
Title remainder
mediums of American romance
Statement of responsibility
Samuel Chase Coale
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • In Mesmerism and Hawthorne, Coale examines the mesmerist-spiritualist craze and relates it specifically to the way in which Hawthorne wrote fiction. Although many critics have discussed mesmerism as a theme in Hawthorne's work, few have analyzed the use of mesmerism as an influence on the very structure and texture of that work. For Hawthorne, mesmerism provided a fertile circumstance, complete with its sense of enchantment and the necessity of breaking its spell. The powers and techniques of mesmerism offered Hawthorne a way of describing the fiction he was trying to create. In effect what he described as the romance participates in the very acts of mesmerism it invokes and thematically or morally opposes
  • Thus, in creating his romances, Hawthorne employed his own mesmerist-like strategies in texts that participate in the very medium he abhorred. In effect, Coale concludes, Hawthorne's romances constitute a form of mesmeric expression themselves. Coale's examination of the processes of mesmerism - the creation of the trance, the entry into its dreamlike state, the psychology of idolatry produced by this procedure - clearly reveals the affinities between mesmerism and Hawthorne's art and discloses the power and scope of Hawthorne's distinctly American romance
Cataloging source
DLC
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Coale, Samuel
Dewey number
813/.3
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
PS1892.M47
LC item number
C63 1998
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Hawthorne, Nathaniel
  • Hawthorne, Nathaniel
  • Mesmerism in literature
  • Psychological fiction, American
  • Mesmerism
  • Hawthorne, Nathaniel
  • Hawthorne, Nathaniel
  • Hawthorne, Nathaniel
  • Mesmérisme dans la littérature
  • Roman psychologique américain
  • Mesmérisme
  • Okkultismus
  • Mesmerismus
Label
Mesmerism and Hawthorne : mediums of American romance, Samuel Chase Coale
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 185-193) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
36521043
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xvi, 197 pages
Isbn
9780817308964
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
97010044
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)36521043
Label
Mesmerism and Hawthorne : mediums of American romance, Samuel Chase Coale
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 185-193) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
36521043
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xvi, 197 pages
Isbn
9780817308964
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
97010044
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)36521043

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