Mark Twain remains one of America's most beloved literary figures. Eminently quotable, his best writing combines irreverent humor with practical good sense and deep human feeling and, perhaps more so than the work of any other author, defines what it is to be an American. His most beloved novel, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, is a nostalgic paean to a simpler, more innocent America, one in which it is still possible to 'light out for the Territory.'
ContentsOn Mark Twain / R. Kent Rasmussen
Biography of Mark Twain / R. Kent Rasmussen
The Paris review perspective / Sasha Weiss for The Paris review
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
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.
-- Criticism and interpretation.
|Publisher|| Pasadena, Calif. :Salem Press,2011
Rasmussen, R. Kent.
xii, 337 pages ; 24 cm.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
|ISBN||9781587656897 (hbk. : alk. paper)
1587656892 (hbk. : alk. paper)