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Edgar Allen Poe and Nathaniel Hawthorne: Progenitors of the American Short Story

Contemporaries, Poe and Hawthorne produced and helped define the short story of the 19th Century. The course will compare the two authors' approaches to the form. Among the works examined will be Poe's 'The Masque of the Red Death' and 'The Tell-Tale Heart,' and Hawthorne's 'The Minister's Black Veil' and 'The Artist of the Beautiful.' Robin McNallie completed graduate study at Princeton in the field of English. For 33 years, until retirement in 1998, he taught courses in literature, film, and writing at James Madison. Since that time, he has taught courses for LLI on more than 20 topics.

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