New Essays on Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Louis J. BuddNew Essays on Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Louis J. Budd

New Essays on Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

EditorLouis J. Budd

Paperback | October 31, 1985

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The essays in this volume represent a wide range of approaches to one of the most popular of all American novels. Michael Bell re-examines the crucial issue of romanticism versus realism in the book. Janet McKay discusses the linguistic subtleties of the novel, showing the social implications inherent in Twain's brilliant use of the vernacular. Lee Mitchell draws on post-structuralist theories to question Huck's own assumption that words themselves can represent the social world. Steven Mailloux combines sociopolitical perspectives and the methods of contemporary 'reader-response' analysis to identify how humour is generated in Huckleberry Finn and to enrich our understanding of the novel's topical impact.
Title:New Essays on Adventures of Huckleberry FinnFormat:PaperbackDimensions:148 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0.35 inPublished:October 31, 1985Publisher:Cambridge University Press

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ISBN - 10:052131836X

ISBN - 13:9780521318365

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction Louis J. Budd; 2. Mark Twain, 'Realism' and Huckleberry Finn Michael Davitt Bell; 3. 'An art so high': style in Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Janet Holmgren McKay; 4. 'Nobody but our gang warn't around': the authority of language in Huckleberry Finn Lee Clark Mitchell; 5. Reading Huckleberry Finn: the rhetoric of performed ideology Steven Mailloux; Notes on contributors; Selected bibliography.

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This series provides students of American literature with introductory critical guides to the great works of American fiction. Each volume begins with a substantial introduction by a distinguished authority on the text, giving details of the novel's composition, publication history, and contemporary reception, as well as a survey of the major critical tends and readings from first publication to the present.