The Scarlet Professor: Newton Arvin: A Literary Life Shattered by Scandal

The Scarlet Professor: Newton Arvin: A Literary Life Shattered by Scandal

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During his thirty-seven years at Smith College, Newton Arvin published groundbreaking studies of Hawthorne, Whitman, Melville, and Longfellow that stand today as models of scholarship and psychological acuity. He cultivated friendships with the likes of Edmund Wilson and Lillian Hellman and became mentor to Truman Capote. A social radical and closeted homosexual, the circumspect Arvin nevertheless survived McCarthyism. But in September 1960 his apartment was raided,… (more)

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Publisher: Anchor (September 29, 2010)

Format: EPUB

Page count: 352 pages

File size: 5 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English


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