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Dreaming Mark Twain
     

Dreaming Mark Twain

by Bennett Kravitz
 

ISBN-10: 0761801618

ISBN-13: 9780761801610

Pub. Date: 12/27/1995

Publisher: UPA

This book uses new historicist techniques to deconstruct 5 major novels of Mark Twain in order to achieve a cultural critique of America's Gilded Age. It is this application of modern critical techniques to the criticism of Twain's works that makes this book so unique. Dreaming Mark Twain will interest students studying his works as well as American literature

Overview

This book uses new historicist techniques to deconstruct 5 major novels of Mark Twain in order to achieve a cultural critique of America's Gilded Age. It is this application of modern critical techniques to the criticism of Twain's works that makes this book so unique. Dreaming Mark Twain will interest students studying his works as well as American literature students interested in an interdisciplinary study of history and literature. Contents: "Translating Pagan Hours into Christian Miles"; Geographies of the [American] Mind in Innocents Abroad; Myth Making and Myth Breaking in the Gilded Age; Huckleberry Finn: "Self" Constructions and the Pursuit of the Virgin Land; The Connecticut Yankee: Yankee Dreams and Exploding Egos; Hank Morgan's "Will to Power"; Friedrich Nietzsche and the Dark Side of the American Dream; "He Didn't Mean No Harm By It": Mark Twain's Existential Mysterious Stranger; Twain Matters: An Afterword; Works Cited; Works Consulted; General Index; Notes.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780761801610
Publisher:
UPA
Publication date:
12/27/1995
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
212
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)

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