The Sins of the Fathers (Paperback)
Hawthorne's Psychological Themes
University of California Press, 9780520068179, 304pp.
Publication Date: October 12, 1989
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In an Afterword written for this edition, Crews interrogates his own argument with characteristic unsparingness. He candidly reassesses the theoretical commitments behind his book, reflects on the path taken by Hawthorne criticism since 1966, and answers the question that many readers have asked of this ex-Freudian: "How much, today, remains valid in The Sins of the Fathers?" This essay is itself a significant contribution to the current debate over the role of 'theory' in literary studies.