The Resource Mark Twain under fire : reception and reputation, criticism and controversy, 1851-2015, Joe B. Fulton

Mark Twain under fire : reception and reputation, criticism and controversy, 1851-2015, Joe B. Fulton

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Mark Twain under fire : reception and reputation, criticism and controversy, 1851-2015
Title
Mark Twain under fire
Title remainder
reception and reputation, criticism and controversy, 1851-2015
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Joe B. Fulton
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eng
Summary
"Threatened by a rival editor brandishing a double-barreled shotgun, young Samuel Clemens had his first taste of literary criticism. Clemens began his long writing career penning satirical articles for his brother's newspaper in Hannibal, Missouri. His humor delighted everyone except his targets, and it would not be the last time his writing provoked threats of "dissection, tomahawking, libel, and getting his head shot off." Clemens adopted the name Mark Twain while living in the Nevada Territory, where his caustic comedy led to angry confrontations, a challenge to a duel, and a subsequent flight. Nursing his wounded ego in California, Twain vowed to develop a reputation that would "stand fire" and in the process became the classic American writer. Mark Twain under Fire tracks the genesis and evolution of Twain's reputation as a writer: his reception as a humorist, his "return fire" on genteel critics, and the development of academic criticism. As a history of Twain criticism, the book draws on English and foreign-language scholarship. Fulton discusses the forces and ideas that have influenced criticism, revealing how and why Mark Twain has been "under fire" from the advent of his career to the present day, when his masterpiece Huckleberry Finn remains one of America's most frequently banned books."--
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1962-
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Fulton, Joe B.
Dewey number
818/.409
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PS1337.3
LC item number
.F85 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Studies in American literature and culture: literary criticism in perspective
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  • Twain, Mark
  • Twain, Mark
  • Criticism
  • Criticism
  • United States
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Mark Twain under fire : reception and reputation, criticism and controversy, 1851-2015, Joe B. Fulton
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Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 211-265) and index
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- "A reputation that can stand fire" : Mark Twain's early reception through 1910 -- "All right, then, I'll go to hell" : Mark Twain's disputed legacy, 1910-1950 -- "Only one right form for a story" : Mark Twain and Cold War criticism, 1950-1970 -- "Everyone is a moon, and has a dark side" : new phases of Mark Twain criticism from the 1970s through the 1980s -- "It is difference of opinion that makes horse-races" : Mark Twain as a partisan in the culture wars, 1990s to 2015 -- Conclusion
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xi, 291 pages
Isbn
9781571135537
Lccn
2016018533
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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n
Note
Provided through the generosity of The Margaret and William Stobie Library Purchase Fund.
Other physical details
1 illustration
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  • (OCoLC)950953727
  • (OCoLC)ocn950953727
Label
Mark Twain under fire : reception and reputation, criticism and controversy, 1851-2015, Joe B. Fulton
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 211-265) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- "A reputation that can stand fire" : Mark Twain's early reception through 1910 -- "All right, then, I'll go to hell" : Mark Twain's disputed legacy, 1910-1950 -- "Only one right form for a story" : Mark Twain and Cold War criticism, 1950-1970 -- "Everyone is a moon, and has a dark side" : new phases of Mark Twain criticism from the 1970s through the 1980s -- "It is difference of opinion that makes horse-races" : Mark Twain as a partisan in the culture wars, 1990s to 2015 -- Conclusion
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xi, 291 pages
Isbn
9781571135537
Lccn
2016018533
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
Provided through the generosity of The Margaret and William Stobie Library Purchase Fund.
Other physical details
1 illustration
System control number
  • (OCoLC)950953727
  • (OCoLC)ocn950953727

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