Monday, January 19, 2015


A New Circle in Hell

Nathaniel Hawthorne (1804-1864), "The Devil in Manuscript," The New-England Magazine (November, 1835), rpt. in The Snow-Image, and Other Twice-Told Tales (1852):
Now, what more appropriate torture would Dante himself have contrived, for the sinner who perpetrates a bad book, than to be continually turning over the manuscript?

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