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The Mark Twain anthology : great writers on his life and works

Author: Shelley Fisher Fishkin
Publisher: New York : Literary Classics of the United States : Distributed to the trade by Putnam Group, ©2010.
Series: Library of America, 199s.
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Brings together the words of over 60 writers, from Twain's earliest reviews to today, probing the many facets of his incomparable humor, his revolutionary use of vernacular language, his exploration of the realities of American life, and his fearless opposition to the injustices and outrages of an imperialistic age.
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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Named Person: Mark Twain; Mark Twain
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Shelley Fisher Fishkin
ISBN: 9781598530650 1598530658
OCLC Number: 426803638
Description: xxvi, 492 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.
Contents: Twain Matters: A Sampler --
from New Books (1869) / David Ross Locke --
Memoranda: An Entertaining Article (1870) / Mark Twain --
from Les Humoristes Américains: Mark Twain (The American Humorists: Mark Twain) (1872) / Thérèse Bentzon --
from Mark Twain: Ein Amerikanischer "Humorist" (Mark Twain: An American "Humorist") (1880) / Eduard Engel --
from Mark Twain (1897) / Eduard Engel --
Mark Twain on the Mississippi (1883) / Lafcadio Hearn --
from Escenas Norteamericanas (North American Scenes) (1884, 1890) / José Martí --
from Mark Twain (1884) / Henry Gauthier-Villars --
Mark Twain's Latest (1890) / Hamlin Garland --
An Interview with Mark Twain (1890) / Rudyard Kipling --
On the Art of Mark Twain (1891) / Andrew Lang --
from Mark Twain in Paris (1894) / Theodor Herzl --
Mark Twain: An Inquiry (1901) / William Dean Howells --
from Prólogo: Mark Twain, Cuentos Escogidos ( Prologue to Mark Twain: Selected Tales) (1903) / Ángel Guerra --
from L'Umorismo Americano: Mark Twain (American Humor: Mark Twain) (1905) / Livia Bruni --
Letter to Samuel L. Clemens (1907) / George Bernard Shaw --
Books Bound in Red (1910) / Marina Tsvetaeva --
Mark Twain (1910) / Johannes V. Jensen --
Mark Twain as Our Emissary (1910) / George Ade --
Mark Twain (1910) / G. K. Chesterton --
from Mark Twain (1910) / Jesús Castellanos --
Mark Twain Protests (1916) / George Soule --
from Mark Twain (1919) / H. L. Mencken --
from Sholem Aleichem and Mark Twain: Notes on the Eighth Anniversary of Sholem Aleichem's Death (1924) / Maks Erik --
Our Mark Twain (1929) / Helen Keller --
from A Short Introduction to "Eve's Diary" (1931) / Lu Xun --
Una Vindicación de Mark Twain (A Vindication of Mark Twain) (1935) / Jorge Luis Borges --
Mark the Double Twain (1935) / Theodore Dreiser --
from The Negro in American Fiction (1937) / Sterling Brown --
My Debt to Mark Twain (1937) / Grant Wood --
Mark Twain --
the Licensed Jester (1943) / George Orwell --
from Introduction to The Portable Mark Twain (1946) / Bernard DeVoto --
Come Back to the Raft Ag'in, Huck Honey! (1948) / Leslie Fiedler --
Introduction to Huckleberry Finn (1950) / T. S. Eliot --
Huck and Oliver (1953) / W. H. Auden --
Twentieth-Century Fiction and the Black Mask of Humanity (1953) / Ralph Ellison --
Yarn-Spinner in the American Vein (1957) / Wallace Stegner --
Twain in the Slums (1959) / Mike Gold --
from Mark Twain on the Bed of Procrustes (1959) / Yan Bereznitsky --
from The Question Is Significantly More Profound: A Letter to Charles Neider (1960) / Yan Bereznitsky --
from Mark Twain: Exposer of the "Dollar Empire" (1960) / Lao She --
Mark Twain and Sholem Aleichem (1963) / Edward Field --
from Mark Twain in America (1963) / Abel Startsev --
From An American Traveler's Dreams --
Huckleberry Finn Who Goes to Hell (1966) / Kenzaburo Oe --
from The True Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1970) / John Seelye --
Last Laugh (1978) / Robert Penn Warren --
Huck Finn, Alive at 100 (1984) / Norman Mailer --
from I Been There Before (1985) / David Carkeet --
from Chuck Amuck: The Life and Times of an Animated Cartoonist (1989) / Chuck Jones --
Introduction to How to Tell a Story and Other Essays (1996) / David Bradley --
Introduction to The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1996) / E. L. Doctorow --
Introduction to Mark Twain's Speeches (1996) / Hal Holbrook --
Introduction to 1601 and Is Shakespeare Dead?: "Deliberate Lewdness" and the Lure of Immortality (1996) / Erica Jong --
Introduction to The Diaries of Adam and Eve: Reading Young, Reading Old (1996) / Ursula K. Le Guin --
Introduction to Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1996) / Toni Morrison --
Introduction to Following the Equator and Anti-Imperialist Essays (1996) / Gore Vidal --
Some Comments on Mark Twain's A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court by Kurt Vonnegut at the Age of Seventy-Two (1996) / Kurt Vonnegut --
from What's Up with Mad Mark Twain? (1996) / Ralph Wiley --
from Callus on My Soul (with Shelia P. Moss) (2000) / Dick Gregory --
What Hath Happened to "The War-Prayer"? (2006) / Ron Powers --
Is He Alive? (2008) / Michael Blakemore --
Money as an American Character and the Legacy of Permission: Or How Mark Twain Taught Me That It Was Okay to Talk About Money (2009) / Min Jin Lee --
America's Original Superstar (2008) / Roy Blount Jr.
Series Title: Library of America, 199s.
Responsibility: edited by Shelley Fisher Fishkin.
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Brings together the words of over 60 writers, from Twain's earliest reviews to today, probing the many facets of his incomparable humor, his revolutionary use of vernacular language, his exploration of the realities of American life, and his fearless opposition to the injustices and outrages of an imperialistic age.

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