Download or read book Huck Out West: A Novel written by Robert Coover and published by W. W. Norton & Company. This book was released on 2017-01-10 with total page 320 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "An audacious and revisionary sequel to Twain’s masterpiece. It is both true to the spirit of Twain and quintessentially Cooveresque." —Times Literary Supplement At the end of Huckleberry Finn, on the eve of the Civil War, Huck and Tom Sawyer decide to escape “sivilization” and “light out for the Territory.” In Robert Coover’s vision of their Western adventures, Tom decides he’d rather own civilization than escape it, leaving Huck “dreadful lonely” in a country of bandits, war parties, and gold. In the course of his ventures, Huck reunites with old friends, facing hard truths and even harder choices.
Download or read book Huck Out West written by Robert Coover and published by National Geographic Books. This book was released on 2018-02-06 with total page 0 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: At the end of Huckleberry Finn, on the eve of the Civil War, Huck and Tom Sawyer decide to escape “sivilization” and “light out for the Territory.” In Robert Coover’s vision of their Western adventures, Tom decides he’d rather own civilization than escape it, leaving Huck “dreadful lonely” in a country of bandits, war parties, and gold. In the course of his ventures, Huck reunites with old friends, facing hard truths and even harder choices.
Download or read book Beyond Twisted Sorrow written by Jay A. Gertzman and published by Down & Out Books. This book was released on 2022-10-17 with total page 166 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Twentieth-century mass produced pulp crime usually ends with the protagonists unable to rid themselves of the presence of forces that inhibit professional or emotional growth. Stoic perseverance is often their acknowledgement of the power of fate. The diverse, still-emerging genre of Country (or Redneck, Ridgerunner, or Ozark) noir is marked by protagonists who have an instinct for community as a coherent territory and recreate the possibly self-destructive but stubbornly self-assertive traits that characterized what Greil Marcus called “the old, weird America.” Rural fiction’s protagonists struggle to replace a set of convictions which no longer sustain community or family. Often enough, their struggles produce a generational survival of perseverance, family and clan mutuality, the need for passing tough tests, and spirituality. They often wind up “far from the twisted reach of crazy sorrow” (Dylan’s “Tambourine Man”).
Download or read book Cormac McCarthy and the Ghost of Huck Finn written by Leslie Harper Worthington and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2012-01-09 with total page 223 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Mark Twain once wrote, “We are nothing but echoes.” Despite this pronouncement, Twain’s voice continues to reverberate in the 21st century. Twain’s Adventures of Huckleberry Finn helped define modern American literature, creating The Huck Finn Tradition in contemporary writing. This volume discusses the intertextual connections between Twain’s iconic novel and eight works by celebrated American author Cormac McCarthy, including Suttree, The Orchard Keeper, Blood Meridian, All the Pretty Horses, The Crossing, Cities of the Plain, No Country for Old Men, and The Road. By chronicling the diverse scholarly comparisons between Twain and McCarthy and exploring the echoes of Twain and Huck Finn in McCarthy’s writing, this study reveals how McCarthy has not only absorbed Twain’s tradition, but transformed it, with consequences that surpass the work of other Twain heirs.
Download or read book Huck Out West written by Robert Coover and published by Wheeler Publishing, Incorporated. This book was released on 2017 with total page 458 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Our leading postmodernist novelist turns his iconoclastic eye on a great American classic, evoking the language and irreverent spirit of Mark Twain.
Download or read book Adventures of Huckleberry Finn written by Mark Twain and published by Courier Corporation. This book was released on 1994-05-26 with total page 227 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Referring to "Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, " H. L. Mencken noted that his discovery of this classic American novel was "the most stupendous event of my whole life"; Ernest Hemingway declared that "all modern American literature stems from this one book," while T. S. Eliot called Huck "one of the permanent symbolic figures of fiction, not unworthy to take a place with Ulysses, Faust, Don Quixote, Don Juan, Hamlet." The novel's preeminence derives from its wonderfully imaginative re-creation of boyhood adventures along the mighty Mississippi River, its inspired characterization, the author's remarkable ear for dialogue, and the book's understated development of serious underlying themes: "natural" man versus "civilized" society, the evils of slavery, the innate value and dignity of human beings, the stultifying effects of convention, and other topics. But most of all, "Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" is a wonderful story filled with high adventure and unforgettable characters (including the great river itself) that no one who has read it will ever forget. Unabridged Dover (1994) republication of the text of the first American edition, published by Charles L. Webster and Company, New York, 1885. New introductory Note."
|Author||: Susan Bernardin|
|Release Date||: 2022-06-20|
|Pages||: 506 pages|
|Rating||: 4.3/5 (511 download)|
Download or read book The Routledge Companion to Gender and the American West written by Susan Bernardin and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2022-06-20 with total page 506 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This is the first major collection to remap the American West though the intersectional lens of gender and sexuality, especially in relation to race and Indigeneity. Organized through several interrelated key concepts, The Routledge Companion to Gender and the American West addresses gender and sexuality from and across diverse and divergent methodologies. Comprising 34 chapters by a team of international contributors, the Companion is divided into four parts: Genealogies Bodies Movements Lands The volume features leading and newer scholars whose essays connect interdisciplinary fields including Indigenous Studies, Latinx and Asian American Studies, Western American Studies, and Queer, Feminist, and Gender Studies. Through innovative methodologies and reclaimed archives of knowledge, contributors model fresh frameworks for thinking about relations of power and place, gender and genre, settler colonization and decolonial resistance. Even as they reckon with the ongoing gendered and racialized violence at the core of the American West, contributors forge new lexicons for imagining alternative Western futures. This pathbreaking collection will be invaluable to scholars and students studying the origins, myths, histories, and legacies of the American West. This is a foundational collection that will become invaluable to scholars and students across a range of disciplines including Gender and Sexuality Studies, Literary Studies, Indigenous Studies, and Latinx Studies.
|Author||: Jolene Mathieson|
|Publisher||: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG|
|Release Date||: 2022-08-22|
|Pages||: 296 pages|
|Rating||: 4.1/5 (17 download)|
Download or read book The Public Mind and the Politics of Postmillennial U.S.-American Writing written by Jolene Mathieson and published by Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG. This book was released on 2022-08-22 with total page 296 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Anglia Book Series (ANGB) offers a selection of high quality work on all areas and aspects of English philology. It publishes book-length studies and essay collections on English language and linguistics, on English and American literature and culture from the Middle Ages to the present, on the new English literatures, as well as on general and comparative literary studies, including aspects of cultural and literary theory.
Download or read book The Further Adventures of Huckleberry Finn written by Greg Matthews and published by Open Road Media. This book was released on 2016-05-03 with total page 470 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: “The true sequel to Twain’s masterpiece.” —The Christian Science Monitor At the start of this exuberant adventure story, Huck Finn’s life is back to normal in St. Petersburg, Missouri: The Widow Douglas expects him to wear clean clothes and eat with a knife and fork, and Jim now gets paid two dollars a week for the same chores he did as a slave. But when tragedy strikes and Huck is framed for the murder of Judge Thatcher, the two old friends have no choice but to finally “light out for the Territory”—and straight into the chaos of the California Gold Rush. With tenacious lawman Bulldog Barrett in hot pursuit, Huck and Jim zigzag west, encountering a colorful cast of con artists, vixens, outlaws, and Indians along the way. Huck’s dastardly Pap even makes an appearance, rising from a watery grave to menace his son once again. When the adventurers visit a rowdy San Francisco theater, they find their greatest surprise yet: A popular playwright has dramatized their cross-country odyssey with Huck Finn as the dastardly villain and Tom Sawyer as the noble hero. A picaresque romp through the Old West and a heartfelt tribute to the greatest of American novels, The Further Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is rip-roaring fun from first page to last.
|Author||: Diana Tixier Herald|
|Release Date||: 2019-05-31|
|Pages||: 420 pages|
|Rating||: 4.4/5 (48 download)|
Download or read book Genreflecting: A Guide to Popular Reading Interests, 8th Edition written by Diana Tixier Herald and published by ABC-CLIO. This book was released on 2019-05-31 with total page 420 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Librarians who work with readers will find this well-loved guide to be a treasure trove of information. With descriptive annotations of thousands of genre titles mapped by genre and subgenre, this is the readers' advisor's go-to reference. • Helps librarians answer the challenging question "What should I read next?" • Helps LIS students understand popular genres and better select books for which readers are looking • Serves as a starting point for library patrons looking for their next read
Download or read book Huckleberry Finn written by Mark Twain and published by The Salariya Book Company. This book was released on 2021-02-05 with total page 64 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Join the unforgettable Huckleberry Finn as he journeys down the Mississippi in search of whatever adventures life has in store for him, surviving shipwreck and intrigue on the way. This engaging story is presented as an exciting and fast-paced graphic novel which remains faithful to Mark Twain’s original text. Specially commissioned full-colour artwork brings excitement and atmosphere to this classic tale. Speech bubbles work with the main text to emphasise and enhance the retelling. A running glossary at the foot of each page helps young readers with any challenging vocabulary without disrupting their reading experience.
Download or read book Coming of Age written by Valerie Bodden and published by ABDO. This book was released on 2015-08-01 with total page 115 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This title examines the role and theme of the coming of age archetype in A Separate Peace, The Catcher in the Rye, The Perks of Being a Wallflower, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, The Giver, and The Fault in Our Stars. It features four analysis papers that consider the coming of age theme, each using different critical lenses, writing techniques, or aspects of the theme. Critical thinking questions, sidebars highlighting and explaining each thesis and argument, and other possible approaches for analysis help students understand the mechanics of essay writing. Features include a glossary, references, websites, source notes, and an index. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Essential Library is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.
Download or read book Inside Out written by Bradford Morrow and published by Open Road Media. This book was released on 2017-12-19 with total page 334 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: New writings—on rooms, buildings, and the spaces and structures that surround us—from Robert Coover, Joyce Carol Oates, Joanna Scott, and more. From huts to houses to high-rises, childhood bedrooms to churches, the spaces we occupy and pass through shape our memories and perceptions, often without our conscious awareness. These stories, essays, and poems from a wide variety of contributors draw on our sense of place to explore the literal and metaphorical meanings of the roofs over our heads, the walls that protect—and separate—us from others, and the caves and castles that humans have made their homes throughout history. Like the best architecture, they combine form and function in a beautiful balance. Conjunctions:68, Inside Out includes original work by Joanna Scott, Andrew Mossin, Claude Simon, Cole Swensen, Robert Clark, Kathryn Davis, Elizabeth Robinson, Gabriel Blackwell, Monica Datta, Robert Kelly, Mary South, Brandon Hobson, Lance Olsen, Susan Daitch, Ryan Call, Nathaniel Mackey, Ann Lauterbach, Can Xue, Matt Reeck, Lisa Horiuchi, Elaine Equi, Robert Coover, G. C. Waldrep, Joyce Carol Oates, Lawrence Lenhart, Mark Irwin, Justin Noga, Karen Hays, John Madera, Karen Hueler, and Frederic Tuten.
Download or read book Entertaining Illumination Unleashed written by Tiffany Twain and published by Lulu.com. This book was released on 2016-03-24 with total page 214 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This Book Two of the Earth Manifesto contains a provocative biography of the estimable author Mark Twain along with a variety of valuable ecological insights and entertainingly interesting philosophical ideas. An essay about Huckleberry Finn and some related modern insights weighs in with some of the great author's down-home ways of seeing the world. Mark Twain's influence is also revealed in ideas, issues and philosophical perspectives explored in Gaia's Geological Perspective, which provides a rich way of looking at the vital ecosystems and processes involved in the stately procession of our home planet around the Sun. And various aspects of "The Common Good, Properly Understood" are explored. This Book also contains a Press Release that provides a big picture overview of the Earth Manifesto.
Download or read book Weird Westerns written by Kerry Kinney Fine and published by U of Nebraska Press. This book was released on 2020-08 with total page 462 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Weird Westerns is an exploration of the hybrid western genre--an increasingly popular and visible form that mixes western themes, iconography, settings, and conventions with elements drawn from other genres, such as science fiction, horror, and fantasy. Despite frequent declarations of the western's death, the genre is now defined in part by its zombie-like ability to survive in American popular culture in weird, reanimated, and reassembled forms. The essays in Weird Westerns analyze a wide range of texts, including those by Native American authors Stephen Graham Jones (Blackfeet) and William Sanders (Cherokee); the cult television series Firefly and The Walking Dead; the mainstream feature films Suicide Squad and Django Unchained; the avant-garde and bizarre fiction of Joe R. Lansdale; the tabletop roleplaying game Deadlands: The Weird West; and the comic book series Wynonna Earp. The essays explore how these weird westerns challenge conventional representations by destabilizing or subverting the centrality of the heterosexual, white, male hero but also often surprisingly reinforce existing paradigms in their inability to imagine an existence outside of colonial frameworks.
Download or read book Overland Monthly and The Out West Magazine written by and published by . This book was released on 1934 with total page 172 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Download or read book Frontiers of Boyhood written by Martin Woodside and published by University of Oklahoma Press. This book was released on 2020-02-27 with total page 251 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: When Horace Greeley published his famous imperative, “Go West, young man, and grow up with the country,” the frontier was already synonymous with a distinctive type of idealized American masculinity. But Greeley’s exhortation also captured popular sentiment surrounding changing ideas of American boyhood; for many educators, politicians, and parents, raising boys right seemed a pivotal step in securing the growing nation’s future. This book revisits these narratives of American boyhood and frontier mythology to show how they worked against and through one another—and how this interaction shaped ideas about national character, identity, and progress. The intersection of ideas about boyhood and the frontier, while complex and multifaceted, was dominated by one arresting notion: in the space of the West, boys would grow into men and the fledgling nation would expand to fulfill its promise. Frontiers of Boyhood explores this myth and its implications and ramifications through western history, childhood studies, and a rich cultural archive. Detailing surprising intersections between American frontier mythology and historical notions of child development, the book offers a new perspective on William “Buffalo Bill” Cody’s influence on children and childhood; on the phenomenon of “American Boy Books”; the agency of child performers, differentiated by race and gender, in Wild West exhibitions; and the cultural work of boys’ play, as witnessed in scouting organizations and the deployment of mass-produced toys. These mutually reinforcing and complicating strands, traced through a wide range of cultural modes, from social and scientific theorizing to mass entertainment, lead to a new understanding of how changing American ideas about boyhood and the western frontier have worked together to produce compelling stories about the nation’s past and its imagined future.