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Anderson, Douglas - The Introspective Art of Mark Twain - 9781501329548 - V9781501329548
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The Introspective Art of Mark Twain

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Description for The Introspective Art of Mark Twain Paperback. Num Pages: 296 pages, 3 colour / 5 b/w illustrations. BIC Classification: DSA; DSBF; DSK. Category: (U) Tertiary Education (US: College). Dimension: 216 x 140. .
The Introspective Art of Mark Twain is a major new assessment of a towering American writer. Seeking to trace the development of Mark Twain's imagination, Douglas Anderson begins near the end of Twain's life, with the long dialogue What Is Man? that Twain published anonymously in 1906. In Twain's view, the little-read What Is Man? lies at the heart of his creative life. It is the central aesthetic testament that he employed to tell the story of his artistic evolution. Anderson follows the contours of that story as it unfolds over Twain's career. The portrait that emerges addresses the full ... Read more

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About Anderson, Douglas
Douglas Anderson is the Sterling-Goodman Professor of English at University of Georgia, USA. His previous books include A House Undivided: Domesticity and Community in American Literature (1990), The Radical Enlightenments of Benjamin Franklin (1997), William Bradford's Books: Of Plimmoth Plantation and the Printed Word (2003), Pictures of Ascent in the Fiction of Edgar Allan Poe (2009), and The Unfinished Life ... Read more

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Anderson's study of the primary texts is thorough and wide-ranging, providing a sense of the intense mental spaces layered beneath so much of Twain's writing. The Introspective Art of Mark Twain will be of use to critics to understand the psychology of Twain and his creative process as it developed through his career.
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