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The Mythologizing of Mark Twain
edited by Sara Davis and Philip D. Beidler
University of Alabama Press, 1984
Paper: 978-0-8173-0201-6 | eISBN: 978-0-8173-8861-4 | Cloth: 978-0-8173-0199-6
Library of Congress Classification PS1338.M9 1984
Dewey Decimal Classification 818.409

ABOUT THIS BOOK | AUTHOR BIOGRAPHY | TOC
ABOUT THIS BOOK

Readers of Mark Twain seldom doubt his genius, but defining that genius and locating its source continue to challenge students of American literature. Equally elusive is an explanation of the intriguing phenomenon of Twain as a mythic figure, both shaper and embodier of an American mythos. Perhaps no single critical approach can adequately assess the complex force behind Samuel Clemens and Mark Twain. This native genius, our quintessential artist, rightfully provokes a number of powerful responses, as these original essays demonstrate.


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