Huck Finn's America: Mark Twain and the Era That Shaped His Masterpiece

Autor: Levy, Andrew

Editorial: Simon and Schuster

Formato:Papel Delgado (Paperback)
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Huck Finn's America: Mark Twain and the Era That Shaped His Masterpiece : Award-winning biographer Andrew Levy shows how modern readers have misunderstood Huckleberry Finn for decades. Mark Twain's masterpiece is often discussed either as a carefree adventure story for children or a serious novel about race relations, yet Levy argues, it is neither. Instead, Huck Finn was written at a time when Americans were nervous about "uncivilized" bad boys, and a debate was raging about education, popular culture, and responsible parenting—casting Huck's now-celebrated "freedom" in a very different and very modern light. On issues of race, on the other hand, Twain's lifelong fascination with minstrel shows and black culture inspired him to write a book not about civil rights, but about race's role in entertainment and commerce, the same features on which much of our own modern consumer culture is also grounded. In Levy's vision, Huck Finn has more to say about contemporary children and race that we have ever imagined—if we are willing to hear it.

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ISBN 13:9781439186978
ISBN 10:1439186979
Formato:Papel Delgado (Paperback)
Tamaño:8.44" l x 5.49" w x 1.06" h

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