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The Resource Mark Twain and William James : crafting a free self, Jason Gary Horn

Mark Twain and William James : crafting a free self, Jason Gary Horn

Label
Mark Twain and William James : crafting a free self
Title
Mark Twain and William James
Title remainder
crafting a free self
Statement of responsibility
Jason Gary Horn
Title variation
Mark Twain & William James
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The first documented meeting between Mark Twain and William James took place while both vacationed with their families in Florence, Italy, in 1892. "I have seen him a couple of times," James wrote home to Josiah Royce, "a fine, soft, fibred little fellow with the perversest twang and drawl, but very human and good. One might grow very fond of him," he confessed, "and wish he'd come and live in Cambridge." In Mark Twain and William James, Jason Gary Horn offers the first thorough investigation of the relationship between Mark Twain and William James, emphasizing Twain's friendship with James beyond their shared intellectual interests. James, in fact, provides the cultural mirror most capable of reflecting Twain's own shifting thought and illuminating his often vaguely defined philosophical observations. Focusing on the experience of freedom embodied in three Twain texts, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Personal Recollections of Joan of Arc, and No. 44, the Mysterious Stranger, this book encapsulates both Twain's early and late theoretical speculations on the nature of the divided self. From the thoughts and actions of the protagonists in these works, we can trace and follow Twain's fictive map of mind, one that eventually leads to a new vision of personal freedom. Horn moves gracefully and effectively between James and Twain, expounding the virtues of the mind and temperament of James against which we can best observe Twain's mind and philosophical temperament. Providing a fresh estimate of Mark Twain's later years, Mark Twain and William James constitutes a significant revision in our way of viewing one of America's important, endearing, and yet intellectually undersung writers."--Publishers website
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DLC
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1951-
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Horn, Jason Gary
Dewey number
818/.409
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government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
PS1342.P74
LC item number
H67 1996
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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University of Missouri Press
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  • Twain, Mark
  • Twain, Mark
  • Twain, Mark
  • Twain, Mark
  • James, William
  • Consciousness in literature
  • Psychology in literature
  • Self in literature
Label
Mark Twain and William James : crafting a free self, Jason Gary Horn
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 171-181) 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
Control code
34919758
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 189 pages
Isbn
9780826210722
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
96025515
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Label
Mark Twain and William James : crafting a free self, Jason Gary Horn
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 171-181) 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
Control code
34919758
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 189 pages
Isbn
9780826210722
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
96025515
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n

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