The Cambridge companion to Mark Twain / edited by Forrest G. Robinson.

Contributor(s): Robinson, Forrest G. (Forrest Glen), 1940-Material type: TextTextSeries: Cambridge companions to literature: Publisher: Cambridge [England] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1995Description: xix, 258 p. ; 23 cmISBN: 052144036X; 9780521440363; 0521445930 (pbk.); 9780521445931 (pbk.)Subject(s): Twain, Mark, 1835-1910 -- Criticism and interpretation | Humorous stories, American -- History and criticism | English literature | United StatesDDC classification: 818/.409 LOC classification: PS1338 | .C36 1995Other classification: 18.06
Contents:
Mark Twain as an American icon / Louis J. Budd -- The innocent at large: Mark Twain's travel writing / Forrest G. Robinson -- Mark Twain and women / Shelley Fisher Fishkin -- Mark Twain's Civil War: humor's reconstructive writing / Neil Schmitz -- Banned in Concord: Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and classic American literature / Myra Jehlen -- Black critics and Mark Twain / David Lionel Smith -- Mr. Clemens and Jim Crow: Twain, race, and blackface / Eric Lott -- Speech acts and social action: Mark Twain and the politics of literary performance / Evan Carton -- How the boss played the game: Twain's critique of imperialism in A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's court / John Carlos Rowe -- Mark Twain's travels in the racial occult: Following the equator and the Dream tales / Susan Gillman -- Mark Twain's theology: the gods of a brevet Presbyterian / Stanley Brodwin.
Review: "A collaborative project assembled by scholars who have played crucial roles in the recent explosion of Twain criticism, The Cambridge Companion to Mark Twain offers new and thought-provoking essays on an author of enduring preeminence in the American canon. Accessible enough to interest both experienced specialists and students new to Twain criticism, the essays examine Twain from a wide variety of critical perspectives and include timely reflections by major critics on the hotly debated dynamics of race and slavery perceptible throughout his writing." "The volume includes a chronology of Twain's life and a list of suggestions for further reading, to provide the student or general reader with sources for background as well as additional information."--BOOK JACKET.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 249-250) and index.

Mark Twain as an American icon / Louis J. Budd -- The innocent at large: Mark Twain's travel writing / Forrest G. Robinson -- Mark Twain and women / Shelley Fisher Fishkin -- Mark Twain's Civil War: humor's reconstructive writing / Neil Schmitz -- Banned in Concord: Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and classic American literature / Myra Jehlen -- Black critics and Mark Twain / David Lionel Smith -- Mr. Clemens and Jim Crow: Twain, race, and blackface / Eric Lott -- Speech acts and social action: Mark Twain and the politics of literary performance / Evan Carton -- How the boss played the game: Twain's critique of imperialism in A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's court / John Carlos Rowe -- Mark Twain's travels in the racial occult: Following the equator and the Dream tales / Susan Gillman -- Mark Twain's theology: the gods of a brevet Presbyterian / Stanley Brodwin.

"A collaborative project assembled by scholars who have played crucial roles in the recent explosion of Twain criticism, The Cambridge Companion to Mark Twain offers new and thought-provoking essays on an author of enduring preeminence in the American canon. Accessible enough to interest both experienced specialists and students new to Twain criticism, the essays examine Twain from a wide variety of critical perspectives and include timely reflections by major critics on the hotly debated dynamics of race and slavery perceptible throughout his writing." "The volume includes a chronology of Twain's life and a list of suggestions for further reading, to provide the student or general reader with sources for background as well as additional information."--BOOK JACKET.

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