Mark Twain as a literary comedian by David E. E. Sloane

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  • Southern States


  • Twain, Mark, 1835-1910 -- Humor,
  • Humorous stories, American -- History and criticism,
  • Comic, The,
  • Southern States -- In literature

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StatementDavid E. E. Sloane.
SeriesSouthern literary studies
LC ClassificationsPS1338 .S55
The Physical Object
Pagination221 p. ;
Number of Pages221
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL4723549M
ISBN 100807104604
LC Control Number78011125

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Sloane (Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, ) Reviewed by Mary Baroch. Readers who relish the caustic wit of Mark Twain will be generally bored by this dry literary analysis of Twain’s prose, written by. 'All American literature comes from one book called Huckleberry Finn,' Hemingway declared.

The novel remains both one of the most beloved. Twain’s childhood and adolescence in Missouri served as the inspiration for his legendary novel The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, and its better half, The Adventures of Huckleberry hed first in in the wake of the violently turbulent American Civil War, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer chronicles the mischievous adventures of a clever boy living on the bank of the Mississippi : Lindsay Parnell.

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So I set out to do a little research about famous American travelers and I came across Mark Twain. I was surprised to learn that throughout his lifetime, Mark Twain’s best-selling book wasn’t The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, and it wasn’t Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.

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Clemens, the future Mark Twain, was born when Halley’s Comet was in the skies. He died during the comet’s return 74 years later.

In between, Clemens traveled the world and had many experiences as he passed from typesetter to river pilot, prospector, newspaper reporter, lecturer, author, publisher, businessman and family man.

Blair, Sloane has made the best use of the term, demonstrating in his book Mark Twain as a Literary Comedian the ways in which Mark Twain did not confirm the stereotypical linkage to the Old Southwest school of comic writ-ers. Sloane extracted general traits from writers usually designated as literary.

Mark Twain as a Literary Comedian, by David Sloane (Baton Rouge: Lousiana State University Press, ) Reviewed by Andy Pratt David Sloane argues that the literary comedians of the 's and the Civil War era heavily influenced Mark Twain.

Twain extensively borrowed their methods, and their egalitarian social viewpoint recurs time and again. Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (or, in more recent editions, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn) is a novel by Mark Twain, first published in England in December and in the United States in.

Travel writing appealed to the two sides of Twain’s nature: The moralist could comment on a wide variety of subjects, often unusual, frequently involving a clash of values; the literary comedian. "In 11 well-crafted essays, Cardwell presents Mark Twain as a 'gravely flawed American talent' Caldwell brings to his subject a range of competence in psychology, anthropology, art, literary history, and biographical analysis—as well as a lifetime's store of knowledge about Twain—that allows him to expand on and refine all previous revisionist studies.

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