RT Book, Whole DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 51041950 LA English T1 Hawthorne : a life A1 Wineapple, Brenda., PB Alfred A. Knopf : Distributed by Random House PP New York YR 2003 SN 0375400443 9780375400445 AB Hawthorne himself declared that he was not "one of those supremely hospitable people who serve up their own hearts, delicately fried, with brain sauce, as a tidbit" for the public Yet those who knew him best often took the opposite position. "He always puts himself in his books," said his sister-in-law Mary Mann, "he cannot help it." His life, like his work, was extraordinary, a play of light and shadow. [In this volume, the author] navigates the high tides and chill under-currents of Hawthorne's life ... In him, the quest of his generation for an authentically American voice bears disquieting fruit.-Dust jacket.