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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, and his cache of beefcake erotica was confiscated, plunging him into confusion and despair and provoking his panicked betrayal of several friends.

An utterly absorbing chronicle, The Scarlet Professor deftly captures the essence of a conflicted man and offers a provocative and unsettling look at American moral fanaticism.

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Barry Werth lives in Northampton, Massachusetts.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780385494694
Author:
Werth, Barry
Publisher:
Anchor Books
Location:
New York
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Educators
Subject:
American literature
Subject:
Specific Groups - Male Gay Studies
Subject:
Gay men
Subject:
Biographers
Subject:
English teachers
Subject:
General Biography
Subject:
Biography-Literary
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
79
Publication Date:
20020331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
2 8 PP. BandW PHOTO SECTIONS
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
7.58x5.62x.75 in. .70 lbs.

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