The Resource Mark Twain and the art of the tall tale, Henry B. Wonham

Mark Twain and the art of the tall tale, Henry B. Wonham

Label
Mark Twain and the art of the tall tale
Title
Mark Twain and the art of the tall tale
Statement of responsibility
Henry B. Wonham
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
Mark Twain and the Art of the Tall Tale is a study of a peculiar American comic strategy and its role in Mark Twain's fiction. Focusing on the writer's experiments with narrative structure, Wonham describes how Twain manipulated conventional approaches to reading and writing by engaging his audience in a series of rhetorical games--the rules of which he adapted from the conventions of tall tale in American oral and written traditions. Wonham goes on to show how Twain's appropriation of the genre developed through the course of his career, from The Innocents Abroad to Tom Sawyer, Huck Finn, and
Cataloging source
MiAaPQ
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1960-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Wonham, Henry B.
Dewey number
  • 813.4
  • 813/.4
Index
index present
Language note
English
LC call number
PS1341
LC item number
.W65 1993
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Twain, Mark
  • Tall tales
  • Narration (Rhetoric)
  • Oral tradition
  • Fiction
Label
Mark Twain and the art of the tall tale, Henry B. Wonham
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 179-207) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Contents
Contents; Introduction: ""The World Is Grown Too Incredulous""; 1. The Emergence of Tall Narrative in American Writing; 2. Mark Twain's Development as a Literary Yarn Spinner; 3. Joyous Heresy: Travelling with the Innocent Abroad; 4. The Tall Tale as Theme and Structure in Roughing It; 5. The River as Yarn: ""Old Times on the Mississippi""; 6. The Contest for Narrative Authority in The Adventures of Tom Sawyer; 7. The Disembodied Yarn Spinner and the Reader of Huckleberry Finn; Conclusion: The Eclipse of Humor; Notes; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; R; S; T; W; Y
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (218 p.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781280442629
Media category
computer
Media type code
c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (CKB)1000000000028674
  • (EBL)241496
  • (OCoLC)191946597
  • (SSID)ssj0000197941
  • (PQKBManifestationID)11172597
  • (PQKBTitleCode)TC0000197941
  • (PQKBWorkID)10169385
  • (PQKB)10658179
  • (MiAaPQ)EBC241496
  • (MiAaPQ)EBC4701917
  • (EXLCZ)991000000000028674
Label
Mark Twain and the art of the tall tale, Henry B. Wonham
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 179-207) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Contents
Contents; Introduction: ""The World Is Grown Too Incredulous""; 1. The Emergence of Tall Narrative in American Writing; 2. Mark Twain's Development as a Literary Yarn Spinner; 3. Joyous Heresy: Travelling with the Innocent Abroad; 4. The Tall Tale as Theme and Structure in Roughing It; 5. The River as Yarn: ""Old Times on the Mississippi""; 6. The Contest for Narrative Authority in The Adventures of Tom Sawyer; 7. The Disembodied Yarn Spinner and the Reader of Huckleberry Finn; Conclusion: The Eclipse of Humor; Notes; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; R; S; T; W; Y
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (218 p.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781280442629
Media category
computer
Media type code
c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (CKB)1000000000028674
  • (EBL)241496
  • (OCoLC)191946597
  • (SSID)ssj0000197941
  • (PQKBManifestationID)11172597
  • (PQKBTitleCode)TC0000197941
  • (PQKBWorkID)10169385
  • (PQKB)10658179
  • (MiAaPQ)EBC241496
  • (MiAaPQ)EBC4701917
  • (EXLCZ)991000000000028674

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