CD75 Nathaniel Hawthorne
It is a shame that today, Hawthorne is only (and barely) known as the authors of The Scarlet Letter. In this lecture, Dr. Engel uncovers the complex forces that shaped Hawthorne's genius, from his love-hate relationship with Salem, Massachusetts, to his insecure, troubled career as a writer. Special attention is given as to why The Scarlet Letter is indeed America's first literary masterpiece. 53 minutes.