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Mark Twain, A Literary Life
Mark Twain, A Literary Life Everett Emerson 0812235169 9780812235166 Selected byChoicemagazine in 2000 as an Outstanding Academic Title Mark Twain endures. Readers sense his humanity, enjoy his humor, and appreciate his insights i
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Mark Twain, A Literary Life by Everett Emerson

Selected byChoicemagazine in 2000 as an Outstanding Academic Title 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 InMark Twain, A Literary Life, Everett Emerson revisits one of Americas 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 Twains writings in focus, one must give proper attention to their biographical context. Mark Twains 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 Clemenss 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 asLife on the MississippiandHuckleberry 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 authors 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Mark Twain to tell his own story as much as possible, through the use of letters and autobiographical writings, some unpublished.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.

Author: Everett Emerson

Language: English

Binding: Hardcover

Pages: 416

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

Publication Date: 1999-12-22

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