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I read the 'Marble Faun' first, and then the 'Scarlet Letter,' and then the 'House of Seven Gables,' and then the 'Blithedale Romance;' but I always liked best the last, which is more nearly a novel, and more realistic than the others.
Then the fauns and satyrs gathered round the Lady, wondering at her beauty, pitying her "fair blubbered face."
In this way, and in sighing and calling on the fauns and satyrs of the woods and the nymphs of the streams, and Echo, moist and mournful, to answer, console, and hear him, as well as in looking for herbs to sustain him, he passed his time until Sancho's return; and had that been delayed three weeks, as it was three days, the Knight of the Rueful Countenance would have worn such an altered countenance that the mother that bore him would not have known him: and here it will be well to leave him, wrapped up in sighs and verses, to relate how Sancho Panza fared on his mission.
It could not be that the fauns and nymphs, when driven from their classic groves and homes of ancient fable, had sought refuge, as all the persecuted did, in the fresh woods of the West.
I fear that we are such gods or demigods only as fauns and satyrs, the divine allied to beasts, the creatures of appetite, and that, to some extent, our very life is our disgrace.--
Walking through the woods he almost expects to catch glimpses of hamadryads peering from their trees, nymphs rising from the fountains, and startled fauns with shaggy skins and cloven feet scurrying away among the bushes.
Often, likewise, she encountered fauns, who looked like sunburnt country people, except that they had hairy ears, and little horns upon their foreheads, and the hinder legs of goats, on which they gamboled merrily about the woods and fields.
The bridge between this image/trope of whiteness in the poetic work of The Marble Faun and Faulkner's later fiction may be located in his early story "Black Music." The racial overtones of the story are suggested by the title, which echoes Sherwood Anderson's Dark Laughter, a novel that accentuates stereotypes of African Americans as Dionysian and which, as Thadious Davis has shown, influenced Faulkner's depiction of black characters and culture.
Samodurov's arrogant faun eyed them up and down before stealing the veil of the first girl thus this dancer created a whole world of longdead classicism when the Gods walked the earth.
I believe that the Mortara kidnapping offers an important cultural context for Hawthorne's creation of Miriam in The Marble Faun, as well as for his portrayal of Hilda's abduction and his overall attitude toward both Catholics and Jews.
Seldom read today, Nathaniel Hawthorne's Marble Faun (1860) was the closest thing to a bestseller that eminent author ever had.
Previously known for her classical sculptures, Hosmer created several more popular works, including Siren Fountain, Sleeping Faun, and Waking Faun.