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The Resource Huckleberry Finn as idol and target : the functions of criticism in our time, Jonathan Arac

Huckleberry Finn as idol and target : the functions of criticism in our time, Jonathan Arac

Label
Huckleberry Finn as idol and target : the functions of criticism in our time
Title
Huckleberry Finn as idol and target
Title remainder
the functions of criticism in our time
Statement of responsibility
Jonathan Arac
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"If racially offensive epithets are banned from network airtime and the pages USA Today, Jonathan Arac asks, shouldn't fair hearing be given to those who protest their use in an eighth-grade classroom? Placing Mark Twain's comic and beloved masterpiece, Huckleberry Finn, in the context of long-standing American debates about race and culture, Jonathan Arac has written a work of scholarship in the service of citizenship." "Arac does not want to ban Huckleberry Finn, but to provide a context for fairer, fuller, and better-informed debates. He revisits the era of the novel's setting in the 1840s, the period in the 1880s when Twain wrote and published the book, and the post-World War II era, to refute many deeply entrenched assumptions about Huckleberry Finn and its place in cultural history. Commenting on figures from Harriet Beecher Stowe, Frederick Douglass, Ralph Ellison and Lionel Trilling to Leo Marx, Archie Bunker, Shelley Fisher Fishkin, and Mark Fuhrman. Arac's discussion is trenchant, lucid, and timely."--Jacket
Member of
Action
digitized
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1945-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Arac, Jonathan
Dewey number
813/.4
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
Language note
English
LC call number
PS1305
LC item number
.A89 1997eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
The Wisconsin project on American writers
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Twain, Mark
  • Finn, Huckleberry
  • Junior high school students
  • National characteristics, American, in literature
  • American fiction
  • Literature and society
  • Mississippi River
  • African Americans in literature
  • Fugitive slaves in literature
  • Race relations in literature
  • Racism in literature
  • Boys in literature
  • Canon (Literature)
  • Finn, Huckleberry
  • Twain, Mark
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • African Americans in literature
  • American fiction
  • Boys in literature
  • Canon (Literature)
  • Fugitive slaves in literature
  • Junior high school students
  • Literature
  • Literature and society
  • National characteristics, American, in literature
  • Race relations in literature
  • Racism in literature
  • Mississippi River
  • United States
  • The adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Twain)
  • Rassismus
  • Rezeption
  • Geschichte
Label
Huckleberry Finn as idol and target : the functions of criticism in our time, Jonathan Arac
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 225-239) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Uncle Tom's Cabin vs. Huckleberry Finn: The Historians and the Critics
  • 5.
  • Lionel Trilling: The Key Text in Context
  • 6.
  • Nationalism and Hypercanonization
  • 7.
  • Vernacular and Nationality: Comparative Contexts for Chapter 19
  • 8.
  • Nation, Race, and Beyond
  • Coda: The Memories of Huckleberry Finn
  • Machine generated contents note:
  • 1.
  • Huckleberry Finn as Idol and Target
  • 2.
  • All Right, Then, I'll Go to Hell: Historical Contexts for Chapter 31
  • 3.
  • Forty Years of Controversy, 1957-1996
  • 4.
Control code
669505168
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 254 pages).
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780299155339
Lccn
97015550
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
b1988b0a-2199-4166-8a46-757d84990500
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)669505168
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
Huckleberry Finn as idol and target : the functions of criticism in our time, Jonathan Arac
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 225-239) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Uncle Tom's Cabin vs. Huckleberry Finn: The Historians and the Critics
  • 5.
  • Lionel Trilling: The Key Text in Context
  • 6.
  • Nationalism and Hypercanonization
  • 7.
  • Vernacular and Nationality: Comparative Contexts for Chapter 19
  • 8.
  • Nation, Race, and Beyond
  • Coda: The Memories of Huckleberry Finn
  • Machine generated contents note:
  • 1.
  • Huckleberry Finn as Idol and Target
  • 2.
  • All Right, Then, I'll Go to Hell: Historical Contexts for Chapter 31
  • 3.
  • Forty Years of Controversy, 1957-1996
  • 4.
Control code
669505168
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 254 pages).
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780299155339
Lccn
97015550
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
b1988b0a-2199-4166-8a46-757d84990500
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)669505168
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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