Mark Twains Literary Resources

[Epub] ↠ Mark Twains Literary Resources  Author Alan Gribben –
  • Hardcover
  • 400 pages
  • Mark Twains Literary Resources
  • Alan Gribben
  • 10 July 2017
  • 1588383431

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Mark Twains Literary Resources This First Installment Of The New Multi Volume Mark Twain S Literary Resources A Reconstruction Of His Library And Reading Recounts Dr Alan Gribben S Fascinating Year Search For Surviving Volumes From The Large Library Assembled By Twain And His Family That Collection Of Than , Titles Was Dispersed Through Impromptu Donations And Abrupt Public Auctions, But Over The Years Nearly A Thousand Volumes Have Been Recovered Gribben S Research Also Encompasses Many Hundreds Of Other Books, Stories, Essays, Poems, Songs, Plays, Operas, Newspapers, And Magazines With Which Mark Twain Was Demonstrably Familiar Gribben Published The Original Edition Of Mark Twain S Library In Hailed By The Eminent Twain Scholar Louis J Budd As A Superb Job That Will Last For Generations, The Work Nevertheless Soon Went Out Of Print And For Three Decades Has Been A Hard To Find Item On The Rare Book Market Meanwhile, Over A Distinguished Career Of Writing, Teaching, And Research On Twain, Gribben Continued To Annotate, Revise, And Expand The Content Such That It Has Become His Life S Masterwork Thoroughly Revised, Enlarged, And Retitled, Mark Twain S Literary Resources A Reconstruction Of His Library And Reading Now Reappears, To Greatly Expand Our Comprehension Of The Incomparable Author S Reading Tastes And Influences Volume I Traces Twain S Extensive Use Of Public Libraries It Identifies Twain S Favorite Works, But Also Reveals His Strong Dislikes Chapter Is Devoted To His Library Of Literary Hogwash, Specimens Of Atrocious Poetry And Prose That He Delighted In Ridiculing In Describing Twain S Habit Of Annotating His Library Books, Gribben Reveals His Methods Of Detecting Forged Autographs And Marginal Notes That Have Fooled Booksellers, Collectors, And Libraries The Volume S Chapters Trace From Various Perspectives The Patterns Of Twain S Voracious Reading And Relate What He Read To His Own Literary Outpouring A Critical Bibliography Evaluates The Numerous Scholarly Books And Articles That Have Studied Twain S Reading, And An Index Guides Readers To The Volume S Diverse Subjects Twain Enjoyed Cultivating A Public Image As A Largely Unread Natural Talent On Occasion He Even Denied Being Acquainted With Titles That He Had Owned, Inscribed, And Annotated In His Own Personal Library He Convinced Many Friends And Interviewers That He Had No Appetite For Fiction, Poetry, Drama, Or Belles Lettres, Yet Gribben Reveals Volumes Of Evidence To The Contrary He Examines This Unlettered Pose That Twain Affected And Speculates About The Reasons Behind It In Reality, Whether Twain Was Memorizing The Classic Writings Of Ancient Rome Or The Contemporary Works Of Milton, Byron, Shelley, Dickens, And Tennyson Or, For That Matter, Quoting From The Best Selling Fiction And Poetry Of His Day He Exhibited A Lifelong Hunger To Overcome The Brevity Of His Formal Education Several Of Gribben S Chapters Explore The Connections Between Twain S Knowledge Of Authors Such As Malory, Shakespeare, Poe, And Browning, And His Own Literary Works, Group Readings, And Family Activities Volumes II And III Of Mark Twain S Literary Resources A Reconstruction Of His Library And Reading Will Be Released In And Will Deliver An Annotated Catalog Arranged From A To Z, Documenting In Detail The Staggering Scope Of Twain S Reading

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