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

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

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
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
Cataloging source
CaPaEBR
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 1997eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • standards specifications
  • bibliography
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  • Junior high school students
  • National characteristics, American, in literature
  • American fiction
  • Literature and society
  • Finn, Huckleberry (Fictitious character)
  • African Americans in literature
  • Fugitive slaves in literature
  • Race relations in literature
  • Racism in literature
  • Boys in literature
  • Canon (Literature)
  • Mississippi River
  • Twain, Mark
  • Finn, Huckleberry
Label
Huckleberry Finn as idol and target : the functions of criticism in our time, Jonathan Arac, (electronic book)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 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
Control code
ebr10420233
Dimensions
24 cm.
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
ix, 254 p.
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9780299155339
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Original version note
Original electronic resource
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Huckleberry Finn as idol and target : the functions of criticism in our time, Jonathan Arac, (electronic book)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 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
Control code
ebr10420233
Dimensions
24 cm.
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
ix, 254 p.
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9780299155339
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Original version note
Original electronic resource
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Specific material designation
remote

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