By Frederick Exley
This fictional memoir, the 1st of an autobiographical trilogy, strains a self professed failure's nightmarish first rate into the bottom of yank existence and his resurrection to the knowledge that emerges from despair.
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They spent a good deal of time, also, asleep in their accustomed corners, with their chairs tilted back against the wall; awaking, however, once or twice in a forenoon, to bore one another with the several thousandth repetition of old sea-stories, and mouldy jokes, that had grown to be pass-words and countersigns among them. The discovery was soon made, I imagine, that the new Surveyor had no great harm in him. So, with lightsome hearts, and the happy consciousness of being usefully employed,—in their own behalf, at least, if not for our beloved country,—these good old gentlemen went through the various formalities of oﬃce.
His spirit could never, I conceive, have been characterized by an uneasy activity; it must, at any period of his life, have required an impulse to set him in motion; but, once stirred up, with obstacles to overcome, and an adequate object to be attained, it was not in the man to give out or fail.
26 In addition, she applauds Hester’s choices, in essence arguing that Hawthorne has put her in an untenable situation: ‘What one instinctively blames her for is, that she did not save her poor imbecile lover from the insane persecutions of the old sinner who was putting him to death by slow tortures. ’27 The grandeur of her character resides in the impossible choices she has made. As we have seen, the narrator prefers not to make choices or, more precisely, narrates the possible outcomes of the choices one might make, which links him to Dimmesdale, ‘this feeble and most sensitive of spirits [who] could do neither, yet continually did one thing or another’ (pp.
A Fan's Notes (A Fan's Notes, Book 1) by Frederick Exley