"A Curious Subject of Observation and Inquiry": Homoeroticism, the Body, and Authorship in Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter

Derrick, Scott S.
March 1995
Novel: A Forum on Fiction;Spring95, Vol. 28 Issue 3, p308
Book Review
Analyzes the staging of homosexual identity in Nathaniel Hawthorne's `The Scarlet Letter.' Book as an important document for an understanding of the emergence of sexual identity in the 19th and 20th century; Noting of passages in book suggesting the importance of homoerotic dynamics to the text; Comparison with Sylvester Graham's `A Lecture to Young Men.'


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