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Mark Twain under fire : reception and reputation, criticism and controversy, 1851-2015

Author: Joe B Fulton
Publisher: Rochester, New York : Camden House, 2016. ©2016
Series: Studies in American literature and culture., Literary criticism in perspective.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Threatened by a rival editor brandishing a double-barreled shotgun, young Samuel Clemens had his first taste of literary criticism. Clemens began his long writing career penning satirical articles for his brother's newspaper in Hannibal, Missouri. His humor delighted everyone except his targets, and it would not be the last time his writing provoked threats of "dissection, tomahawking, libel, and getting his head  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Named Person: Mark Twain; Mark Twain; Mark Twain
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joe B Fulton
ISBN: 9781571135537 1571135537
OCLC Number: 950953727
Description: xi, 291 pages : 1 illustration ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
"A reputation that can stand fire" : Mark Twain's early reception through 1910 --
"All right, then, I'll go to hell" : Mark Twain's disputed legacy, 1910-1950 --
"Only one right form for a story" : Mark Twain and Cold War criticism, 1950-1970 --
"Everyone is a moon, and has a dark side" : new phases of Mark Twain criticism from the 1970s through the 1980s --
"It is difference of opinion that makes horse-races" : Mark Twain as a partisan in the culture wars, 1990s to 2015 --
Conclusion.
Series Title: Studies in American literature and culture., Literary criticism in perspective.
Responsibility: Joe B. Fulton.

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Tracks the genesis and evolution of Twain's reputation as a writer, revealing how and why the writer has been "under fire" since the advent of his career.  Read more...

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