Sut Lovingood's Nat'ral Born Yarnspinner: Essays on George Washington Harris

Sut Lovingood's Nat'ral Born Yarnspinner: Essays on George Washington Harris

by James E. Caron
     
 
This is the first collection of critical commentary and new scholarship to be published on the east Tennessee, antebellum comic writer who was famous for his character, Sut Lovingood.

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This is the first collection of critical commentary and new scholarship to be published on the east Tennessee, antebellum comic writer who was famous for his character, Sut Lovingood.

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Presents 26 essays (including one by Mark Twain) on the life and career of this antebellum comic writer, whose "Sut Lovingood" stories appeared throughout the 1850s. The introduction looks at the comic tradition in the US, beginning with items published in 1846. Part One contains historical background on Harris. Part Two is a series of reviews, criticisms, and discussions (dated 1867 to 1987); and Part Three deals with more recent views on Harris's work, including one that compares Sut to comic Andrew Dice Clay. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780817308216
Publisher:
University of Alabama Press
Publication date:
08/28/1996
Pages:
344
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.10(d)

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