Mark Twain's Pudd'nhead Wilson : race, conflict, and culture

edited by Susan Gillman and Forrest G. Robinson

This collection seeks to place "Pudd'nhead Wilson"--a neglected, textually fragmented work of Mark Twain's--in the context of contemporary critical approaches to literary studies. The editors' introduction argues the virtues of using "Pudd'nhead Wilson" as a teaching text, a case study in many of the issues presently occupying literary criticism: issues of history and the uses of history, of canon formation, of textual problematics, and finally of race, class, and gender.<br>In a variety of ways the essays build arguments out of, not in spite of, the anomalies, inconsistencies, and dead ends in the text itself. Such wrinkles and gaps, the authors find, are the symptoms of an inconclusive, even evasive, but culturally illuminating struggle to confront and resolve difficult questions bearing on race and sex. Such fresh, intellectually enriching perspectives on the novel arise directly from the broad-based interdisciplinary foundations provided by the participating scholars. Drawing on a wide variety of critical methodologies, the essays place the novel in ways that illuminate the world in which it was produced and that further promise to stimulate further study.<p>"Contributors." Michael Cowan, James M. Cox, Susan Gillman, Myra Jehlen, Wilson Carey McWilliams, George E. Marcus, Carolyn Porter, Forrest Robinson, Michael Rogin, John Carlos Rowe, John Schaar, Eric Sundquist

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書名 Mark Twain's Pudd'nhead Wilson : race, conflict, and culture
著作者等 Gillman, Susan Kay
Robinson, Forrest G.
Robinson Forrest G.
Gillman Susan
出版元 Duke University Press
刊行年月 c1990
ページ数 xvii, 262 p.
大きさ 24 cm
ISBN 9780822310464
NCID BA10924371
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言語 英語
出版国 アメリカ合衆国