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Lighting out for the territory

reflections on Mark Twain and American culture

by Shelley Fisher Fishkin

  • 154 Want to read
  • 5 Currently reading

Published by Oxford University Press in New York .
Written in English

    Places:
  • United States,
  • America
    • Subjects:
    • Twain, Mark, 1835-1910 -- Knowledge -- America,
    • Twain, Mark, 1835-1910 -- Appreciation -- United States,
    • Literature and society -- United States -- History -- 19th century,
    • National characteristics, American, in literature,
    • Humorous stories, American -- History and criticism,
    • Authors, American -- 19th century -- Biography,
    • United States -- In literature,
    • America -- In literature

    • Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographical references (p. 205-249) and index.

      StatementShelley Fisher Fishkin.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsPS1342.A54 F57 1996
      The Physical Object
      Pagination264 p. :
      Number of Pages264
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL995968M
      ISBN 100195105311
      LC Control Number96034612

      Lights Out for the Territory is an exhilaratingly funny, as well as visionary book, but it does show signs of fatigue. There is a palpable straining to contrive punchlines, internal links, and circular forms to end the pieces; to achieve some kind of closure, . While Lighting Out for the Territory is not an essential addition to Twain studies (or American Studies in general), it is very much a useful and valuable read for scholars and general readers alike, a book many students should find understandable and perhaps even moving because of its lack of scholarly apparatus and emphasis on the personal.

      Lighting out for the Territory: Hypertext, Ideology, and Huckleberry Finn Lighting out for the Territory: Hypertext, Ideology, and Huckleberry Finn Chapter: (p) 4 Lighting out for the Territory: Hypertext, Ideology, and Huckleberry Finn Source: Electronic Text Author(s): Patrick W. Conner Publisher. LIGHTING OUT FOR THE TERRITORY by Roy Morris, Jr., PUBLISHER: Simon & Schuster, NYC, NY; a printing, pages. You are considering a hardcover book, with Rating: % positive.

      COVID Resources. Reliable information about the coronavirus (COVID) is available from the World Health Organization (current situation, international travel).Numerous and frequently-updated resource results are available from this ’s WebJunction has pulled together information and resources to assist library staff as they consider how to handle . In the very last paragraph of Mark Twain’s Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, the title character gloomily reckons that it’s time “to light out for the Territory ahead of the rest.” Tom Sawyer’s Aunt Sally is trying to “sivilize” him, and Huck Finn can’t stand it—he’s been there before.


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But Fishkin (American Studies/Univ. of Texas, Austin) seems too often more preoccupied with herself than with her subject. By the end of the book, we know about her likes and dislikes, her career, travels (to Twain's native Hannibal, Mo., and elsewhere in search of Author: Shelley Fisher Fishkin.

Go to Chapter One Section • Go to Book World's Review. Lighting Out for the Territory Reflections on Mark Twain and American Culture By Shelley Fisher Fishkin Chapter One: The. The "Territory" is the unsettled frontier region beyond the confines of the orderly, civilized world.

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[Shelley Fisher Fishkin] -- In this work, Twain scholar Shelley Fisher Fishkin blends personal narrative with reflections on history, literature, and popular culture to provide a provocative look at who Mark Twain really was.

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This is a shortish book, though it does have a lot of padding anecdotes about frontier characters that have no great relevance to Morris’s main. Editions for Lighting Out for the Territory: How Samuel Clemens Headed West and Became Mark Twain: (Hardcover published in ), X (Author: Roy Morris.

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