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“I wa’ n’t bawn in de mash to be fool’ by trash!”: Mark Twain’s “A True Story” and the Culmination of Southern Frontier Humor

Tracy Wuster

in Southern Frontier Humor: New Approaches

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617037689
eISBN:
9781621039389
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617037689.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

This chapter examines the argument that Mark Twain represents the apogee of the antebellum southern frontier humor genre by analyzing “A True Story, Repeated Word for Word as I Heard It” (1874), one ... More


The Center of the World: Regional Writing and the Puzzles of Place-Time

June Howard

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780198821397
eISBN:
9780191867897
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198821397.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

The Center of the World: Regional Writing and the Puzzles of Place-Time is a study of literary regionalism. It focuses on but is not limited to fiction in the United States, also considering the ... More


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