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Coming to grips with Huckleberry Finn : essays on a book, a boy, and a man

Author: Tom Quirk
Publisher: Columbia, Mo. : University of Missouri Press, ©1993.
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Traces the history of "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" from 1876 to its position in today's American culture. Approaching the novel from several different perspectives, the author reveals how  Read more...

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Quirk, Tom, 1946-
Coming to grips with Huckleberry Finn.
Columbia, Mo. : University of Missouri Press, ©1993
(OCoLC)624396043
Named Person: Mark Twain; Mark Twain; Mark Twain; Mark Twain
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Tom Quirk
ISBN: 0826209203 9780826209207 0826210333 9780826210333
OCLC Number: 28213737
Description: x, 167 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Nobility out of tatters : the writing of Huckleberry Finn --
Life imitating art : Huckleberry Finn and Twain's autobiographical writings --
"Learning a Nigger to argue" : quitting Huckleberry Finn --
The realism of Huckleberry Finn --
Huckleberry Finn's heirs --
Is Huckleberry Finn politically correct?
Responsibility: Tom Quirk.

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"Quirk's essays are not of the ivory tower kind. That is, his provocative ideas are the kind meant to spark classroom discussion. I intend to use my well-marked copy of the text to do just Read more...

 
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