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American Literary Scholarship (2011) 2009 (1): 83–102.
Published: 01 September 2011
... from This Dream of Separateness: Hin- duism and the Ending of No. 44, The Mysterious Stranger” (MTA 7: 66–77), argues for a reevaluation of our understanding of Twain and religion. Eutsey highlights Eastern associations prompted by Twain’s experience in India, the Vendata faith, and his...
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American Literary Scholarship (2000) 1998 (1): 87–98.
Published: 01 September 2000
... elberg International scholars continue to find Mark Twain of interest. In Truth Is Stranger than Fiction : The Historiographical Hoax of Mark Twain s The Great Revolution in Pitcairn, pp. 141 58 in Re-visioning the Past: Historical Self-Reflexivity in American Short Fiction, ed. Bernd Engler...
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American Literary Scholarship (2008) 2006 (1): 97–115.
Published: 01 September 2008
... appears on the scene. Twain’s attitudes toward journalistic news-gathering practices are explored. Joe B. Fulton decodes some marginalia on a Biblical subject. Scholars trace several possible literary and biographical sources within The Mysterious Stranger manuscripts. Bermuda finally receives its...
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American Literary Scholarship (2001) 1999 (1): 97–122.
Published: 01 September 2001
... of ‘‘his immer- sion in the literary culture of New England Krauth follows out his theories to the very end of Twain’s life, insisting that since what The Mysterious Stranger manuscripts essentially complain abouthuman cruelty, immortality, cowardice, and vanitywere routinely ‘‘the stu√ of pulpit...
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American Literary Scholarship (2015) 2013 (1): 81–99.
Published: 01 September 2015
... in A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court, Pudd’nhead Wilson, and No. 44, The Mysterious Stranger,” pp. 222–28 in Will Wright and Steven Kaplan, eds., The Image of the Road II (Pueblo: Colorado State University–Pueblo, 2012) Tracy L. Bryson uses Twain’s reading of the river in Life on the Mississippi...
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American Literary Scholarship (2007) 2005 (1): 103–126.
Published: 01 September 2007
..., what one expects from Powers is an inspired kind of lyri- cal prose, and here Mark Twain: A Life delivers dependably. At Twain’s Cooper Union lecture in New York City in 1867, “dapper in the claw hammer, its ebony fabric counterpointing his bright auburn hair, the stranger from the West...
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American Literary Scholarship (2020) 2018 (1): 69–84.
Published: 01 September 2020
... of The Mysterious Stranger. She notes Twain s approval of being censored to protect his reputation. As the reappraisal of Paine continues, she concludes, We may not agree with Paine s choices, but we can work to understand the thought pro- cesses behind those changes and his sense of responsibility in making them...
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American Literary Scholarship (2022) 2020 (1): 75–89.
Published: 01 September 2022
... and romance is an implicit understanding that the truth about race and slavery in America really is stranger than fiction. Daniels-Rauterkus offers one of the most compelling analyses of Pudd nhead Wilson in the last dozen years, an important contribution to the scholarship on the novel. Placing Twain within...
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American Literary Scholarship (2016) 2014 (1): 75–90.
Published: 01 September 2016
...) tallies occurrences of nigger, slave, and other terms in Twain’s work, including The Innocents Abroad, Roughing It, The Gilded Age, and various short stories. Tharp and Sloane find these usages “very sensitive to shades of meaning.” In “Great Darknesses, Mysterious Strangers, Infernal Personae...
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American Literary Scholarship (2010) 2008 (1): 91–102.
Published: 01 September 2010
... Following the Equator (1897), “To the Person Sitting in Darkness” (1901), and “King Leopold’s Soliloquy” (1905). Henry B. Wonham’s “Mark Twain’s Last Cakewalk: Racialized Per- formance in No. 44, The Mysterious Stranger” (ALR 40: 262–71) takes a crack at explaining the bizarre placement...
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American Literary Scholarship (2012) 2010 (1): 97–114.
Published: 01 September 2012
... on both his artistry and his thought, and they meticulously trace its discernible vestiges in five of his books, including Huckleberry Finn, A Connecticut Yankee, and No. 44, The Mysterious Stranger. This idea will likely prove to be a hard pill to swallow for those commentators who have long...
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American Literary Scholarship (2004) 2002 (1): ix–xviii.
Published: 01 September 2004
... / Robert K. Martin Truth Stranger Than Fiction / Augusta Key to Abbreviations xi Rohrbach, Truth Stranger Than AmStScan / American Studies in Fiction: Race, Realism, and the U.S. Scandinavia Literary Marketplace (Palgrave) Anglistica / Annali dell’Istituto...
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American Literary Scholarship (2005) 2003 (1): 111–121.
Published: 01 September 2005
... and texture’’ of the consciousness created by James, whose erotic life was likewise sublimated in his art. But the contrast between the self- centered Marcher and the grieving stranger is underscored in Richard Macksey’s ‘‘ ‘Sur le bord de la tombe’: James and the Shadow of Musset’’ (MLN 118: 1237–50...
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American Literary Scholarship (2017) 2015 (1): 257–283.
Published: 01 September 2017
... Strangers: The Art and Lives of James Baldwin (Oxford) provides an unconventional study of Baldwin’s life and oeuvre, examining Baldwin “against the radically transformative politics of his time,” especially the unsettling postwar eras between the 1940s and the 1980s, and considering his work...
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American Literary Scholarship (2010) 2008 (1): 173–184.
Published: 01 September 2010
... he would have hated all the strangers standing around eating fried chicken on his lawn at Rowan Oak. In the interest of full disclosure, I note that my volume The Cambridge Introduction to William Faulkner (Cambridge) has a similar target audi- ence as Porter’s but a broader goal: to treat...
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American Literary Scholarship (2013) 2011 (1): 91–103.
Published: 01 September 2013
..., and transnationalism, com- menting on works that span Twain’s career, from The Innocents Abroad to The Mysterious Stranger. He provides an incisive overview of a broad subject, framing Twain’s works by focusing on these four topics, top- ics that often interconnect. Messent’s is a valuable look at Twain...
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American Literary Scholarship (2006) 2004 (1): 93–112.
Published: 01 September 2006
... of Roughing It is here rectified by the inclusion of three chapters. DeVoto allotted space for only one chapter from A Tramp Abroad, whereas Quirk gives his readers two. But 583 pages can only contain so much material, so this edition of The Portable leaves out The Mysterious Stranger...
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American Literary Scholarship (2014) 2012 (1): 75–87.
Published: 01 September 2014
...” and the Stormfield selections. Finally, in “Mark Twain, Immigration, and the American Narrative” (ELH 79: 1013–37) Thomas Peyser examines No. 44, the Mysterious Stranger in light of immigration, viewing No. 44 as an immigrant who embodies the disruptive forces that were changing America at the turn...
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American Literary Scholarship (2015) 2013 (1): 37–53.
Published: 01 September 2015
...” that maintains a “hierarchy between benefactor and suppli- cant.” Using Danielle Allen’s political study Talking to Strangers (2004) as a counterpoint to Melville’s narrative, Balfour calls attention to how “Benito Cereno” requires its readers to imagine alternative forms of “political friendship...
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American Literary Scholarship (2005) 2003 (1): 225–241.
Published: 01 September 2005
... among her neighbors. Friendship is the subject of Roxanne Harde’s ‘‘ ‘I Don’t Like Strangers on the Sabbath’: Theology and Subjectivity in the Journal of Esther Edwards Burr’’ (Legacy 19 [2002]: 18–25). Extrapolating from a theological concept of the human relationship to the deity, Jonathan...