The Routledge Encyclopedia of Mark Twain

This encyclopedia includes more than 700 alphabetically arranged entries that cover a full variety of topics on Mark Twain's life, intellectual milieu, literary career, and achievements.

Author: J. R. LeMaster

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780415890588

Category: Literary Criticism

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"A model reference work that can be used with profit and delight by general readers as well as by more advanced students of Twain. Highly recommended." - Library Journal The Routledge Encyclopedia of Mark Twain includes more than 700 alphabetically arranged entries that cover a full variety of topics on this major American writer's life, intellectual milieu, literary career, and achievements. Because so much of Twain's travel narratives, essays, letters, sketches, autobiography, journalism and fiction reflect his personal experience, particular attention is given to the delicate relationship between art and life, between artistic interpretations and their factual source. This comprehensive resource includes information on: Twain's life and times: the author's childhood in Missouri and apprenticeship as a riverboat pilot, early career as a journalist in the West, world travels, friendships with well-known figures, reading and education, family life and career Complete Works: including novels, travel narratives, short stories, sketches, burlesques, and essays Significant characters, places, and landmarks Recurring concerns, themes or concepts: such as humor, language; race, war, religion, politics, imperialism, art and science Twain's sources and influences. Useful for students, researchers, librarians and teachers, this volume features a chronology, a special appendix section tracking the poet's genealogy, and a thorough index. Each entry also includes a bibliography for further study.
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The Mark Twain Encyclopedia

With a small nation , pleased by the imagination - freeing ungroup , Mark Twain visited Baalbec on a horse- certainty of the city's history , and impressed back trip from Damascus , as the Quaker City by the uncommon immediacy and ...

Author: J. R. LeMaster

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 082407212X

Category: Literary Criticism

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A reference guide to the great American author (1835-1910) for students and general readers. The approximately 740 entries, arranged alphabetically, are essentially a collection of articles, ranging significantly in length and covering a variety of topics pertaining to Twain's life, intellectual milieu, literary career, and achievements. Because so much of Twain's writing reflects Samuel Clemens's personal experience, particular attention is given to the interface between art and life, i.e., between imaginative reconstructions and their factual sources of inspiration. Each entry is accompanied by a selective bibliography to guide readers to sources of additional information. Annotation copyright by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
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The Routledge Encyclopedia of Mark Twain

First published in hardback as The Mark Twain Encyclopedia 1993 by Garland Publishing, Inc First published in paperback as The Routledge Encyclopedia of Mark Twain 2011 by Routledge 711 Third Avenue, New York, NY 10017 Simultaneously ...

Author: J.R. LeMaster

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135881283

Category: Literary Criticism

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"A model reference work that can be used with profit and delight by general readers as well as by more advanced students of Twain. Highly recommended." - Library Journal The Routledge Encyclopedia of Mark Twain includes more than 700 alphabetically arranged entries that cover a full variety of topics on this major American writer's life, intellectual milieu, literary career, and achievements. Because so much of Twain's travel narratives, essays, letters, sketches, autobiography, journalism and fiction reflect his personal experience, particular attention is given to the delicate relationship between art and life, between artistic interpretations and their factual source. This comprehensive resource includes information on: Twain’s life and times: the author's childhood in Missouri and apprenticeship as a riverboat pilot, early career as a journalist in the West, world travels, friendships with well-known figures, reading and education, family life and career Complete Works: including novels, travel narratives, short stories, sketches, burlesques, and essays Significant characters, places, and landmarks Recurring concerns, themes or concepts: such as humor, language; race, war, religion, politics, imperialism, art and science Twain’s sources and influences. Useful for students, researchers, librarians and teachers, this volume features a chronology, a special appendix section tracking the poet's genealogy, and a thorough index. Each entry also includes a bibliography for further study.
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Making Mark Twain Work in the Classroom

to the affirmation of freedom , but the truth is that Twain , like many of his fellow nineteenth - century authors ... Notes 1 Pascal Covici , Jr. , “ Humor , " Mark Twain Encyclopedia ( New York : Garland , 1993 ) , 380.

Author: James S. Leonard

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 0822322978

Category: Education

Page: 318

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A collection of articles on Twain’s work expressing a broad range of critical perspectives and pedagogical methods, intended to address race, gender and class issues in the classroom.
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The Life of Mark Twain

Robinson, “Mark Twain, 1835–1910,” 25; MTCI, 541; Selected Letters of W. D. Howells, 3:271; Kaplan, Mr. Clemens and Mark Twain, 181. 14. John C. Gerber, “Clemens, Samuel Langhorne,” in The Mark Twain Encyclopedia, 162; Fitzgerald, ...

Author: Gary Scharnhorst

Publisher: University of Missouri Press

ISBN: 9780826274007

Category: Biography & Autobiography

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This book begins the first multi-volume biography of Samuel Clemens to appear in over a century. In the succeeding years, Clemens biographers have either tailored their narratives to fit the parameters of a single volume or focused on a particular period or aspect of Clemens’s life, because the whole of that epic life cannot be compressed into a single volume. In The Life of Mark Twain, Gary Scharnhorst has chosen to write a complete biography plotted from beginning to end, from a single point of view, on an expansive canvas. With dozens of Mark Twain biographies available, what is left unsaid? On average, a hundred Clemens letters and a couple of Clemens interviews surface every year. Scharnhorst has located documents relevant to Clemens’s life in Missouri, along the Mississippi River, and in the West, including some which have been presumed lost. Over three volumes, Scharnhorst elucidates the life of arguably the greatest American writer and reveals the alchemy of his gifted imagination.
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Mark Twain A Literary Life

“Mark Twain's Part in The Gilded Age.” American Literature 8 (1936– 37): 445-47. LeMaster, J. R., and James D. Wilson, eds. The Mark Twain Encyclopedia. New York: Garland, 1993. —. “Estate of Samuel L. Clemens (1910–1964).

Author: Everett Emerson

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

ISBN: 9781512821550

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 416

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Selected by Choice magazine as an Outstanding Academic Title for 2000 "Mark Twain endures. Readers sense his humanity, enjoy his humor, and appreciate his insights into human nature, even into such painful experiences as embarrassment and humiliation. No matter how remarkable the life of Samuel Clemens was, what matters most is the relationship of Mark Twain the writer and his writings. That is the subject of this book."—from the Preface In Mark Twain, A Literary Life, Everett Emerson revisits one of America's greatest and most popular writers to explore the relationship between the life of the writer and his writings. The assumption throughout is that to see Mark Twain's writings in focus, one must give proper attention to their biographical context. Mark Twain's literary career is fascinating in its strangeness. How could this genius have had so little sense of what he should next do? As a young man, Samuel Clemens's first vocation, that of journeyman printer, took him far from home to the sights of New York, Philadelphia, and Washington, while his next vocation would give him the identity by which we most frequently know him. His choice of "Mark Twain" as a pen name cemented his bond with the river, as did such books as Life on the Mississippi and Huckleberry Finn. Then following an unsuccessful try at silver mining, Clemens worked as a newspaperman, humorist, lecturer, but also cultivated an interest in playwriting, politics, and philosophizing. In reporting the author's life, Emerson has endeavored to permit Mark Twain to tell his own story as much as possible, through the use of letters and autobiographical writings, some unpublished. These fascinating glimpses into the life of the writer will be of interest to all who have an abiding affection for Samuel Clemens and his extraordinary legacy.
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A Companion to Mark Twain

“Life after Twain: The Later Careers of the Enterprise Staff.” Mark Twain Journal, 29: 1, 22–8. Berkove, Lawrence I. (1993a). “Daggett, Rollin Mallory.” In J. R. LeMaster and James D. Wilson (eds.), The Mark Twain Encyclopedia, 201.

Author: Peter Messent

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781119117919

Category: Literary Criticism

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This broad-ranging companion brings together respected American and European critics and a number of up-and-coming scholars to provide an overview of Twain, his background, his writings, and his place in American literary history. One of the most broad-ranging volumes to appear on Mark Twain in recent years Brings together respected Twain critics and a number of younger scholars in the field to provide an overview of this central figure in American literature Places special emphasis on the ways in which Twain's works remain both relevant and important for a twenty-first century audience A concluding essay evaluates the changing landscape of Twain criticism
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Mark Twain France

Mark Twain's Library, a Reconstruction. Boston: G. K. Hall & Co., 1980. LeMaster, J. R. and James Darrell Wilson, eds. The Mark Twain Encyclopedia. New York: Garland Publishing, Inc. 1993. LeMaster, J. R., ed. The Routledge Encyclopedia ...

Author: Paula Harrington

Publisher: University of Missouri Press

ISBN: 9780826273772

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 241

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Blending cultural history, biography, and literary criticism, this book explores how one of America's greatest icons used the French to help build a new sense of what it is to be “American” in the second half of the nineteenth century. While critics have generally dismissed Mark Twain’s relationship with France as hostile, Harrington and Jenn see Twain’s use of the French as a foil to help construct his identity as “the representative American.” Examining new materials that detail his Montmatre study, the carte de visite album, and a chronology of his visits to France, the book offers close readings of writings that have been largely ignored, such as The Innocents Adrift manuscript and the unpublished chapters of A Tramp Abroad, combining literary analysis, socio-historical context and biographical research.
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Mark Twain and Metaphor

Traveling in Mark Twain. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1987. Brooke-Rose, Christina ... Budd, Louis J. Our Mark Twain: The Making of His Public Personality. ... In The Mark Twain Encyclopedia, ed. J. R. LeMaster and James D.

Author: John Bird

Publisher: University of Missouri Press

ISBN: 9780826266026

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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Metaphor theory, observes John Bird, is like Mark Twain: both seem simple upon first introduction. Now, in the most complete study to date of Twain's use of figurative language, a veteran Twain scholar tackles the core of his writing and explores it with theoretical approaches that have rarely been applied to Twain, providing new insights into how he imagined his world--and the singular ways in which he expressed himself. From "The Jumping Frog" to the late dream narratives, Bird considers Twain's metaphoric construction over his complete career and especially sheds new light on his central texts: Roughing It; The Adventures of Tom Sawyer; Adventures of Huckleberry Finn; A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court; Pudd'nhead Wilson; and No. 44,The Mysterious Stranger. He reconsiders "Old Times on the Mississippi" as the most purely metaphorical of Twain's writings, goes on to look at how Twain used metaphor and talked about it in a variety of works and genres, and even argues that Clemens's pseudonym is not so much an alter ego as a metaphorized self. By offering insight into how Twain handled figurative language during the composing process, Bird reveals not only hidden facets of his artistry but also new aspects of works that we think we know well--including some entirely new ideas regarding Huck Finn that draw on the recent discovery of the first half of the manuscript. In addition to dealing with issues currently central to Twain studies, such as race and gender, he also links metaphor to humor and dream theory to further illuminate topics central to his work. More than a study of Twain's language, the book delves into the psychological aspects of metaphor to reveal the writer's attitudes and thoughts, showing how using metaphor as a guide to Twain reveals much about his composition process. Applying the insights of metaphor theorists such as Roman Jakobson and Colin M. Turbayne, Bird offers readers not only new insights into Twain but also an introduction to this interdisciplinary field. In lively prose, Mark Twain and Metaphor provides a vital way to read Twain's entire corpus, allowing readers to better appreciate his style, humor, and obsession with dreams. It opens new ground and makes old ground fresh again, offering ways to see and resee this essential American writer.
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Bloom s How to Write about Mark Twain

The first paragraph of the next chapter (21) summarizes Mark Twain's entire career as a licensed pilot in just under 80 words: “In due course I got my license. I was a pilot now, full fledged. ... The Mark Twain Encyclopedia.

Author: R. Kent Rasmussen

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 9781438112442

Category: Criticism

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Provides a detailed introduction to writing an essay about literature and presents and discusses sample topics based on ten pieces by Mark Twain.
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