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The Mythologizing of Mark Twain

Author: Sara deSaussure Davis; Philip D Beidler; John C Gerber
Publisher: University : University of Alabama Press, ©1984.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Conference publication : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Readers of Mark Twain seldom doubt his genius, but defining that genius and locating its source continue to challenge students of American literature, and provoke a number of powerful responses, as  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Conference papers and proceedings
Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Mythologizing of Mark Twain.
University : University of Alabama Press, ©1984
(OCoLC)747303100
Named Person: Mark Twain; Mark Twain; Twain; Mark Twain
Material Type: Conference publication, Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sara deSaussure Davis; Philip D Beidler; John C Gerber
ISBN: 0817302018 9780817302016 0817301992 9780817301996
OCLC Number: 9731434
Notes: Essays presented at the Eighth Alabama Symposium on English and American Literature, Oct. 15-17, 1981, University of Alabama.
Description: xix, 186 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: [1.] America mythologizes Twain: Collecting the works of Mark Twain / John C. Gerber --
"Norman Rockwell sentimentality": the Rockwell illustrations for Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn / Allison R. Ensor --
[2.] Twain mythologizes Twain: Autobiography as property: Mark Twain and his legend / Alan Gribben --
Mark twain, "funniest man in the world" / Henry Nash Smith --
A "talent for posturing": the achievement of Mark Twain's public personality / Louis J. Budd --
Life on the Mississippi revisited / James M. Cox --
[3.] Twain mythologizes America and the universe: Mark Twain and the myth of the West / Harold H. Kolb, Jr. --
Mark Twain and the myth of the daring jest / Stanley Brodwin.
Responsibility: edited by Sara deSaussure Davis and Philip D. Beidler ; [contributions by John C. Gerber and others].

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