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‘Littery Man’: Mark Twain and Modern Authorship

Richard S. Lowry

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195102123
eISBN:
9780199855087
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195102123.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

As Mark Twain, Samuel Clemens became one of America's first modern celebrities, successfully straddling the conflicts between culture and commerce. Twain manipulated the cultural outlets of his day, ... More


The Arcs of Modernism: Geography as Allegory

Paul Giles

in The Global Remapping of American Literature

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691136134
eISBN:
9781400836512
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691136134.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter examines how the lineaments of U.S. national identity were shaped and consolidated by three wars over a span of eighty years: the American Civil War, World War I, and World War II. It ... More


Types II: Platonism

Julian Dodd

in Works of Music: An Essay in Ontology

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199284375
eISBN:
9780191713743
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199284375.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This chapter defends Platonism about types: the thesis that all types exist at all times. Following Nicholas Wolterstorff, the associate-function is introduced: a one-to-one mapping of properties ... More


Dread Uprising: The Emergence of Rastafari

Ennis Barrington Edmonds

in Rastafari: From Outcasts to Culture Bearers

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195133769
eISBN:
9780199834167
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195133765.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

The emergence of Rastafari in Jamaica in the early 1930s must be viewed in the historical and social context of economic deprivation, political marginalization, and cultural alienation of masses of ... More


Conclusion

Daniel G. Williams

in Ethnicity and Cultural Authority: From Arnold to Du Bois

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748622054
eISBN:
9780748651993
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748622054.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

This concluding chapter reviews the discussions of the previous chapters, looking at the conservationist ethnic movements that challenged the idea of common national cultures in the United States and ... More


Mark Twain and Male Friendship: The Twichell, Howells, and Rogers Friendships

Peter Messent

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195391169
eISBN:
9780199866656
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195391169.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

A study of male friendship in America in the late-nineteenth and early-twentieth centuries, Mark Twain and Male Friendship examines the relationships between Mark Twain and Joseph Twichell (his ... More


Introduction

Peter Messent

in Mark Twain and Male Friendship: The Twichell, Howells, and Rogers Friendships

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195391169
eISBN:
9780199866656
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195391169.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

Brief discussion of the nature of male friendship and framing introductory comments on the three friendships to be explored.


“My Dear 'Owells”: Clemens and Howells

Peter Messent

in Mark Twain and Male Friendship: The Twichell, Howells, and Rogers Friendships

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195391169
eISBN:
9780199866656
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195391169.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

An account of the Clemens‐Howells relationship across its entire course, emphasizing their shared financial, social, and professional concerns that helped to shape the friendship—and helped make it ... More


Clemens, Howells, and Realism

Peter Messent

in Mark Twain and Male Friendship: The Twichell, Howells, and Rogers Friendships

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195391169
eISBN:
9780199866656
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195391169.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

The chapter is about realism, the many‐stranded and contradictory nature of this mode, and how Howells and Clemens can both be read within such a literary, philosophical, and aesthetic context. The ... More


Coda: Friendship's Limits: Fathers and Daughters

Peter Messent

in Mark Twain and Male Friendship: The Twichell, Howells, and Rogers Friendships

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195391169
eISBN:
9780199866656
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195391169.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

This chapter focuses on Clemens and Howells, and to lesser extent, Rogers. Their reactions to the deaths of their young daughters illustrate both the changing mourning practices of the late Victorian ... More


Developing Nations

Dohra Ahmad

in Landscapes of Hope: Anti-Colonial Utopianism in America

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195332766
eISBN:
9780199868124
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195332766.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter reads five turn-of-the-century utopian novels (Edward Bellamy’s Looking Backward, William Morris’s News from Nowhere, William Dean Howells’s A Traveler from Altruria and Through the Eye ... More


‘A Pale Rider’ (cf. Revelation 6.8): Vernon Howell and the Branch Davidians, 1959–1985

Kenneth G. C. Newport

in The Branch Davidians of Waco: The History and Beliefs of an Apocalyptic Sect

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199245741
eISBN:
9780191697494
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199245741.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

Like other religious groups before it, the Branch Davidians depended on an imaginative reading of various prophetic parts of biblical texts, and this gave them a purpose and an urgency, and even an ... More


From Dominion to Nation: Atmospheric Sciences and Radio Research in Australia

Aitor Anduaga

in Wireless and Empire: Geopolitics, Radio Industry, and Ionosphere in the British Empire, 1918-1939

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199562725
eISBN:
9780191721755
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199562725.003.0003
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

The development of radio and ionospheric physics in Australia is inseparable from that of the Empire. But specific circumstances of time and place, however, coloured local advances in different ways. ... More


Savage Realism

David E. Shi

in Facing Facts: Realism in American Thought and Culture, 1850–1920

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195106534
eISBN:
9780199854097
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195106534.003.0011
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

The new breed of realists, according to H. L. Mencken, offered not the old, flabby, kittenish realism of William Dean Howells's imitators but the sterner, more searching realism that got under the ... More


A World Full of Fists

David E. Shi

in Facing Facts: Realism in American Thought and Culture, 1850–1920

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195106534
eISBN:
9780199854097
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195106534.003.0012
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

Literary naturalists unearthed sobering new facts about contemporary American life. By exposing the comfortable to the reality of violent households and repulsive persons, they reminded readers that ... More


Epilogue

David E. Shi

in Facing Facts: Realism in American Thought and Culture, 1850–1920

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195106534
eISBN:
9780199854097
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195106534.003.0015
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

Realism has not fared well of late within the higher reaches of the academy and among prominent segments of the artistic community. Much of the fiction and art produced during the Gilded Age is as ... More


Truth in Fiction

David E. Shi

in Facing Facts: Realism in American Thought and Culture, 1850–1920

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195106534
eISBN:
9780199854097
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195106534.003.0007
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

A new phalanx of avowedly realistic writers, many of them women, surged into prominence and developed networks of friendship and mutual support in the 1880s. “The idealist pure and simple hardly ... More


John William De Forest (1826–1906)

Louis P. Masur (ed.)

in “… The Real War Will Never Get in the Books”: Selections from Writers During the Civil War

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195098372
eISBN:
9780199853908
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195098372.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Of all the writers at the time, John William De Forest saw the most action as a Civil War soldier. Through it all he kept writing: letters home, journal entries, essays for literary magazines, the ... More


The Marriage of Varina Howell and Jefferson Davis: A Portrait of the President and the First Lady of the Confederacy

Carol K. Bleser

in Intimate Strategies of the Civil War: Military Commanders and Their Wives

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195330854
eISBN:
9780199851393
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195330854.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

The Davises clashed early on in their personal relationship over traditional southern gender roles. The arrival of children and Jefferson's expanding political career in the decade before the war ... More


Conscience, Constancy, and Ambition in the Career and Writings of James Howell

DANIEL WOOLF

in Public Duty and Private Conscience in Seventeenth-Century England: Essays Presented to G.E. Aylmer

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198202295
eISBN:
9780191675270
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198202295.003.0013
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

Daniel Woolf, the author of this chapter, focuses on the vicissitudes experienced by one neglected figure, the poet, letter-writer, and would-be royal servant, James Howell. He observes that Howell's ... More


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