Edward Hopper retrospective in Boston.

Edward Hopper retrospective in Boston.

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May 9 2007 7:20 AM

Edward Hopper's Secret World

His classic American scenes hint at dark emotions.

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Christopher Benfey is Mellon professor of English at Mount Holyoke. His latest book, A Summer of Hummingbirds, about writers and artists in Gilded Age America, has just been published by the Penguin Press.

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