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Review | Visual Arts

Red-letter days at the BCA reveal society's secrets

By Cate McQuaid
Globe Correspondent / October 10, 2004

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Nathaniel Hawthorne laid open a powerful underground stream in "The Scarlet Letter" -- one in which desire and shame converge. Writing in 1850 about the pride and passion of Hester Prynne, the Puritan woman condemned to wear a red "A" stitched to her dress after refusing to reveal the father of her unborn child, Hawthorne dissected the battle between the ... (Full Article: 1022 Words)

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