Friday, November 17, 2006

From "Habit of Being", pg. 457

[Nathaniel] Hawthorne interests me considerably. I feel more of a kinship with him than any other American, though some of what he wrote I can't make myself read through to the end.

4 comments:

Faith said...

Did you know that his daughter Rose converted and started the Dominican Sisters of Hawthorne.

TS said...

Yes the story of the Hawthorne's is a mesmerizing one. I'm familiar with the broad outlines but one day would like to read a book about it.

American Mongrel said...

I've never seen this before or somehow I missed it when last paging through "habits of being." I too admire Hawthorne greatly but often I have trouble even forcing myself through some of his larger novels. His short stories I love but his style can be so verbose that his novels leave me panting for breath.

marlyat2 said...

I do wish you'd start quoting again. "More light! More light!"

And would Flannery have a blog if she could?