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Constructing Mark Twain : new directions in scholarship

Author: Laura E Skandera-Trombley; Michael J Kiskis
Publisher: Columbia : University of Missouri Press, ©2001.
Series: Mark Twain and his circle series.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats

The 13 essays in this collection offer a nuanced picture of Samuel Clemens. As a whole they argue that we approach Clemens not as a shadow behind the literary persona but as a complex and intricate  Read more...


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Genre/Form: Electronic book
Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Constructing Mark Twain.
Columbia : University of Missouri Press, ©2001
(DLC) 2001040996
Named Person: Mark Twain; Mark Twain
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Laura E Skandera-Trombley; Michael J Kiskis
ISBN: 0826263550 9780826263551 9780826213778 0826213774 1417528311 9781417528318
OCLC Number: 56424854
Language Note: English.
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [Place of publication not identified] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (ix, 252 pages) : illustrations
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Mark Twain and the tradition of literary domesticity / Michael J. Kiskis --
Samuel Clemens as family man and father / Victor A. Doyno --
"To his preferred friends he revealed his true character": Mary Mason Fairbank's disguised debate with Sam Clemens" / J.D. Stahl --
Mark Twain's mechanical marvels / Jeffrey Steinbrink --
Steamboats, cocaine, and paper money: Mark Twain rewriting himself / Robert Sattelmeyer --
Mark Twain, Isabel Lyon, and the "talking cure": negotiating nostalgia and nihilism in the Autobiography / Jennifer L. Zaccara --
The minstrel and the detective: the functions of ethnic caricature in Mark Twain's writings of the 1890's / Henry B. Wonham --
Huck, Jim, and the "black-and-white" fallacy / James S. Leonard --
Humor, sentimentality, and Mark Twain's black characters / David L. Smith --
Black genes and white lies: Twain and the romance of race / Ann M. Ryan --
Mark Twain in large and small / the infinite and the infinitesimal in Twain's late writing / Tom Quirk --
Mark Twain studies and the myth of metaphor / John Bird --
"Who killed Mark Twain?" Long live Samuel Clemens! / Laura E. Skandera Trombley and Gary Scharnhorst.
Series Title: Mark Twain and his circle series.
Responsibility: edited with an introduction by Laura E. Skandera Trombley and Michael J. Kiskis.


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