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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."--BOOK JACKET. "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
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Cataloging source
DLC
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
LC call number
PS1305
LC item number
.A89 1997
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
The Wisconsin project on American writers
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Junior high school students
  • National characteristics, American, in literature
  • American fiction
  • Literature and society
  • African Americans in literature
  • Race relations in literature
  • Racism in literature
  • Boys in literature
  • Canon (Literature)
  • Finn, Huckleberry
  • Junior high school students
  • Fugitive slaves in literature
  • Twain, Mark
  • Mississippi River
Label
Huckleberry Finn as idol and target : the functions of criticism in our time, Jonathan Arac
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 225-239) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Uncle Tom's Cabin vs. Huckleberry Finn: The Historians and the Critics
Control code
36847729
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 254 pages
Isbn
9780299155346
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
97015550
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Huckleberry Finn as idol and target : the functions of criticism in our time, Jonathan Arac
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 225-239) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Uncle Tom's Cabin vs. Huckleberry Finn: The Historians and the Critics
Control code
36847729
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 254 pages
Isbn
9780299155346
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
97015550
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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