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Title The Mythologizing of Mark Twain / edited by Sara deSaussure Davis and Philip D. Beidler ; [contributions by John C. Gerber .. and others]..

Publication Info. University : University of Alabama Press, [1984]


Location Call No. Status
 Manchester, Main Library - Non Fiction  818.409 TWAIN    Check Shelf
 West Hartford, Noah Webster Library - Non Fiction  Z818 TWAIN D    Check Shelf
Description xix, 186 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Note Essays presented at the Eighth Alabama Symposium on English and American Literature, Oct. 15-17, 1981, University of Alabama.
Bibliography Bibliography: pages 158-177.
Note Includes index.
Contents [1.] America mythologizes Twain: Collecting the works of Mark Twain / John C. Gerber -- "Norman Rockwell sentimentality": the Rockwell illustrations for Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn / Allison R. Ensor -- [2.] Twain mythologizes Twain: Autobiography as property: Mark Twain and his legend / Alan Gribben -- Mark twain, "funniest man in the world" / Henry Nash Smith -- A "talent for posturing": the achievement of Mark Twain's public personality / Louis J. Budd -- Life on the Mississippi revisited / James M. Cox -- [3.] Twain mythologizes America and the universe: Mark Twain and the myth of the West / Harold H. Kolb, Jr. -- Mark Twain and the myth of the daring jest / Stanley Brodwin.
Subject Twain, Mark, 1835-1910 -- Criticism and interpretation -- Congresses.
Humorous stories, American -- History and criticism -- Congresses.
Added Author Davis, Sara deSaussure, 1943-
Beidler, Philip D.
Gerber, John C.
Alabama Symposium on English and American Literature (8th : 1981 : University of Alabama)
ISBN 0817302018 paperback
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