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"Littery man" : Mark Twain and modern authorship, Richard S. Lowry

Label
"Littery man" : Mark Twain and modern authorship
Title
"Littery man"
Title remainder
Mark Twain and modern authorship
Statement of responsibility
Richard S. Lowry
Title variation
Literary man
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"A self-styled "American vandal" who pursued literary celebrity with "a mercenary eye" even as genteel America proclaimed him the American Rabelais, Samuel Clemens, as Mark Twain, straddled the conflicts between culture and commerce that characterized the era he named the Gilded Age. In "Littery Man", Richard Lowry examines how Twain used these conflicts in his major texts to fashion an "autobiography of authorship," a narrative of his own claims to literary authority at that moment when the American Writer emerged as a profession. Drawing on a wide range of cultural genres - popular boys' fiction, childrearing manuals, travel narratives, autobiography, and criticism and fiction of the period - Lowry reconstructs how Twain participated in remaking the "literary" into a powerful social category of representation. He shows how, as one of our culture's first modern celebrities, Samuel Clemens transformed his life into the artful performance we have come to know as Mark Twain, and his texts into a searching critique of modern identity in a mass-mediated society. "Littery Man" will appeal to both Twain scholars and to scholars and students of nineteenth-century American literature and culture."--BOOK JACKET
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lowry, Richard S
Dewey number
818/.409
Index
index present
LC call number
PS1336
LC item number
.L68 1996
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Commonwealth Center studies in the history of American culture
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Twain, Mark
  • Authorship
  • Autobiographical fiction, American
  • Authors and readers
  • Fiction
  • Self in literature
  • Canon (Literature)
Target audience
adult
Label
"Littery man" : Mark Twain and modern authorship, Richard S. Lowry
Instantiates
Publication
Contents
  • "By the Book": Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
  • Coda: "Speaking from the Grave"
  • Introduction: Mark Twain's Autobiographies of Authorship
  • 1.
  • "Littery Man": The Rhetoric of Authorship
  • 2.
  • Consuming Desire: The Innocents Abroad and Roughing It
  • 3.
  • A "Rightly Constructed Boy's Life": The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
  • 4.
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 177 p.
Isbn
9780195102123
Lccn
95031814
System control number
  • OCM32894951
  • CARL032894951
Label
"Littery man" : Mark Twain and modern authorship, Richard S. Lowry
Publication
Contents
  • "By the Book": Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
  • Coda: "Speaking from the Grave"
  • Introduction: Mark Twain's Autobiographies of Authorship
  • 1.
  • "Littery Man": The Rhetoric of Authorship
  • 2.
  • Consuming Desire: The Innocents Abroad and Roughing It
  • 3.
  • A "Rightly Constructed Boy's Life": The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
  • 4.
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 177 p.
Isbn
9780195102123
Lccn
95031814
System control number
  • OCM32894951
  • CARL032894951

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