Sous l’empire de la folie : Moby-Dick, Shakespeare & compagnie
Besides, this absolute and unconditional adoration of Shakespeare has grown to be a part of our Anglo-saxon superstitions. The Thirty Nine articles are now Forty. Intolerance has come to exist in this matter. But what sort of a belief is this for an American, a man who is bound to carry republican progressiveness into Literature, as well as into Life? Now it is that blackness in Hawthorne, of which I have spoken, that so fixes and fascinates me. It may be, nevertheless, that it is too largely developed in him. Perhaps he does not give us a ray of his light for every shade of his dark.