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The Mythologizing of Mark Twain, The Mythologizing of Mark Twain, 0817302018, 0-8173-0201-8, 978-0-8173-0201-6, 9780817302016, , , The Mythologizing of Mark Twain, 0817388613, 0-8173-8861-3, 978-0-8173-8861-4, 9780817388614,

The Mythologizing of Mark Twain
Edited by Sara Davis, Philip D. Beidler

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1984. 208 pp.
978-0-8173-0201-6
Price:  $29.95 s
E Book
2014. 208 pp.
978-0-8173-8861-4
Price:  $29.95 d

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.

Sara de Saussure Davis and Philip D. Beidler are on the faculty of the Department of English, The University of Alabama.

"Readers of Mark Twain seldom doubt his genius, but defining that genius and locationg its source continue to challenge students of American literature . . . [and to] provoke a number of powerful responses, as these original essays demonstrate."—London Book Reviews

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