Hawthorne News and Events
Images from Bowdoin College
The Bowdoin College Library has kindly allowed us to post images of some of the items from their Nathaniel Hawthorne collection on our Website which they exhibited in July 2008 at the Nathaniel Hawthorne Society meeting at Bowdoin. These images include a variety of documents relating to Hawthorne’s student days at Bowdoin as well as the first page of Fanshawe and the ivory letter opener which Hawthorne used when he served as surveyor at the Salem Customs House.
Hawthorne in the New Yorker
Hawthorne has made an appearance of sorts in two issues of the New
Yorker recently. The June 25, 2007 issue includes a poem by Lawrence
Raab entitled “Hawthorne
on His Way Home,” and the January 14, 2008 issue includes a
short story by E. L. Doctorow entitled “Wakefield”
which is a contemporary version of Hawthorne’s story by the same
Paintings by Sophia Peabody
The Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, MA,
has acquired two paintings by Sophia Peabody and has allowed us to post
them on our website along with one other in their collection of four paintings
by Sophia Peabody.
Recommended new related web site:
John Greenleaf Whittier
special on Nathaniel Hawthorne for his 200th birthday (photo tour,
interview with Phillip McFarland, author of Hawthorne in Concord, and
a discussion on why Hawthorne's works are relevant in today's world)
Events at the House of the Seven Gables, Salem MA.
"Letter to Nathaniel Hawthorne"
by Alison Hawthorne Deming.
In her poem from Science and Other Poems, poet and essayist Alison
Hawthorne Deming reflects upon her great-great grandfather's life and
personality. (special thanks to Alison Hawthorne Deming for granting permission
to post this poem)