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  • ISBN: 9781587656897
  • ISBN: 1587656892
  • Physical Description: 412 p. : col. ill. ; 23 cm.
  • Publisher: Pasadena, CA : Salem Press, 2010.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note: CAREER, LIFE, AND INFLUENCE: On Mark Twain -- R. Kent Rasmussen ; Biography of Mark Twain -- R. Kent Rasmussen ; The Paris Review Perspective -- Sasha Weiss for The Paris Review / CRITICAL CONTEXTS: Mark Twain and His Times -- Stephen Railton ; Mark Twain's Critical Reception -- Alan Gribben ; "Pluck Enough to Lynch a Man": Mark Twain and Manhood -- Hilton Obenzinger ; Kindred Rivals: Mark Twain and Ambrose Bierce -- Lawrence I. Berkove / CRITICAL READINGS: Mark Twain as a Travel Writer -- Larzer Ziff ; The Adventures of Tom Sawyer: A Nightmare Vision of American Boyhood -- Cynthia Griffin Wolff ; The Realism of Huckleberry Finn -- Tom Quirk ; "Huckleberry Fun" -- Everett Carter ; Huck, Jim, and American Racial Discourse -- David L. Smith ; Connecticut Yankee: Twain's Other Masterpiece -- Lawrence I. Berkove ; Mark Twain as a Science-Fiction Writer -- David Ketterer ; Mark Twain and the Tradition of Literary Domesticity -- Michael J. Kiskis / RESOURCES: Chronology of Mark Twain's Life ; Works by Mark Twain ; Bibliography ; About the Editor ; About The Paris Review ; Contributors ; Acknowledgments ; Index.
Summary, etc.: "The essays in this volume offer a cross section of provocative interpretations of Mark Twain's writings ..."--About this volume.
Subject: Twain, Mark 1835-1910 Criticism and interpretation
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