Lighting out for the territory

how Samuel Clemens headed west and became Mark Twain by Roy Morris

Publisher: Simon & Schuster in New York

Written in English
Cover of: Lighting out for the territory | Roy Morris
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Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

StatementRoy Morris, Jr
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPS1342.W48 M67 2010
The Physical Object
Paginationxiv, 282 p. :
Number of Pages282
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24419898M
ISBN 109781416598664, 9781416598671
LC Control Number2009049221

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  Down the Mississippi highlights Twain's relevance in modern-day America, and Neal - in his canoe searching for the good in everyone - reflected the spirit of Huck Finn. Huck is arguably the world. Author Roy Morris Jr.. Title Lighting Out for the Territory: How Samuel Clemens Headed West and Became Mark Twain. Binding Hardcover. Book Condition Very Good+. Jacket Condition Very Good Dust Jacket. Type Hardcover. Edition First Edition. Publisher Simon & Schuster ISBN Number / Seller ID   Mark Twain & African-American Voice (Oxford, ) and Lighting Out for the Territory: Reflections on Mark Twain & American Culture (Oxford, ). She has consulted for PBS, including on Ken Burn’s Mark Twain (), and is part of the curating team at the American Writers Museum. A behind-the-scenes tour of the offices of the New York Times Book Review showed how an issue is created. Editor Sam Tanenhaus guided the .

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Easily the most courageous work on Mark Twain in recent memory, Lighting Out for the Territory is the kind of book that Mark Twain himself would have loved: It boils over with facts, wisdom. Lighting Out for the Territory offers an engrossing look at how Mark Twain's life and work have been cherished, memorialized, exploited, and misunderstood.

It offers a wealth of insight into Twain, into his work, and into our nation, both past and present. A grab bag collection of musings and meanderings on Mark Twain and his continuing cultural influences. But Fishkin (American Studies/Univ.

of Texas, Austin) seems too often more preoccupied with herself than with her subject. By the end of the book, we know about her likes and dislikes, her career, travels (to Twain's native Hannibal, Mo., and elsewhere in search of Author: Shelley Fisher Fishkin. Go to Chapter One Section • Go to Book World's Review.

Lighting Out for the Territory Reflections on Mark Twain and American Culture By Shelley Fisher Fishkin Chapter One: The. The "Territory" is the unsettled frontier region beyond the confines of the orderly, civilized world.

So someone who lights out for the territory is leaving steadiness and security behind to go in search of freedom, adventure, and new opportunities. Get this from a library. Lighting Out for the Territory: Reflections on Mark Twain and American Culture. [Shelley Fisher Fishkin] -- In this work, Twain scholar Shelley Fisher Fishkin blends personal narrative with reflections on history, literature, and popular culture to provide a provocative look at who Mark Twain really was.

Lighting Out for the Territory Reflections on Mark Twain and American Culture Shelley Fisher Fishkin. In Lighting Out for the Territory: Reflections on Mark Twain and American Culture, Shelley Fisher Fishkin explores how this son of slaveholders came to write one of the greatest anti-racist novels of all time--and why this remarkable odyssey is so often erased or ignored.

In Lighting Out for the Territory, Twain scholar Shelley Fisher Fishkin blends personal narrative with reflections on history, literature, and popular culture to provide a lively and provocative look at who Mark Twain really was, how he got to be that way, and what we do with his legacy today.

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Lighting Out for the Territory by Shelley Fisher Fishkin,Oxford University Press edition, in EnglishCited by: Lighting Out for the Territory: How Lighting Out for the Territory: How Samuel Clemens Headed West and Became Mark Twain. This is a shortish book, though it does have a lot of padding anecdotes about frontier characters that have no great relevance to Morris’s main.

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It’s a good story, and mostly true—with some 4/4(1). Lighting Out for the Territory. by Mark Steyn My book Lights Out takes its title from a famous observation by Sir Edward Grey, the British Foreign Secretary, as he looked out of his window at London at dusk on the eve of the Great War: The lamps are going out all over Europe.

We shall not see them lit again in our lifetime. Lights Out for the Territory is an exhilaratingly funny, as well as visionary book, but it does show signs of fatigue. There is a palpable straining to contrive punchlines, internal links, and circular forms to end the pieces; to achieve some kind of closure.

While Lighting Out for the Territory is not an essential addition to Twain studies (or American Studies in general), it is very much a useful and valuable read for scholars and general readers alike, a book many students should find understandable and perhaps even moving because of its lack of scholarly apparatus and emphasis on the personal.

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In the very last paragraph of Mark Twain’s Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, the title character gloomily reckons that it’s time “to light out for the Territory ahead of the rest.” Tom Sawyer’s Aunt Sally is trying to “sivilize” him, and Huck Finn can’t stand it—he’s been there before.

Early in “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn,” when Tom Sawyer and his friends are the raspy constraints of society by lighting out for the Territory. of Book World. You.Lighting Out for the Territory is a fascinating, even inspiring, account of how an unemployed riverboat pilot, would-be Confederate guerrilla, failed prospector, neophyte newspaper reporter, and parttime San Francisco aesthete reinvented himself as America’s most famous and beloved writer.

It’s a good story, and mostly true—with some.