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Mark Twain : a study of the short fiction

Author: Tom Quirk
Publisher: New York : Twayne Publishers, ©1997.
Series: Twayne's studies in short fiction, no. 66.
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Tom Quirk's study provides a comprehensive analysis of the comic genius and narrative originality that makes Mark Twain's short fiction a cornerstone of the American literary tradition. Quirk's presentation of Twain's career as a writer of short fiction is complemented with selections of Twain's essays rounds out this balanced and informative work. Quirk's aim in Mark Twain: A Study of the Short Fiction is to  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Quirk, Tom, 1946-
Mark Twain.
New York : Twayne Publishers, ©1997
(OCoLC)646970857
Named Person: Mark Twain; Mark Twain; Mark Twain; Mark Twain; Mark Twain
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Tom Quirk
ISBN: 0805708677 9780805708677
OCLC Number: 36246030
Description: xiv, 232 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: The Early Years, 1863-1873: Oral Tradition and the Individual Talent --
The Middle Years, 1874-1890: Literary Respectability and Social Responsibility --
The Late Years, 1891-1910: False Starts and Flights of Fancy --
Report to the Buffalo Female Academy --
Reply to the Editor of "The Art of Authorship" --
Fenimore Cooper's Literary Offences --
How to Tell a Story --
William Dean Howells --
William Dean Howells --
Louis J. Budd --
Don Florence --
Walter Blair --
Gregg Camfield --
Susan K. Harris.
Series Title: Twayne's studies in short fiction, no. 66.
Responsibility: Tom Quirk.
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Tom Quirk's study provides a comprehensive analysis of the comic genius and narrative originality that makes Mark Twain's short fiction a cornerstone of the American literary tradition. Quirk's presentation of Twain's career as a writer of short fiction is complemented with selections of Twain's essays rounds out this balanced and informative work. Quirk's aim in Mark Twain: A Study of the Short Fiction is to provide a "descriptive account of Twain's imaginative energies and his literary development as they are revealed in his short fiction." His selections of Twain's writing provide excellent examples of the literary energy that Quirk so vividly describes.

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