Logo

The Reverend Mark Twain: Theological Burlesque, Form and Content

Large book cover: The Reverend Mark Twain: Theological Burlesque, Form and Content

The Reverend Mark Twain: Theological Burlesque, Form and Content
by

Publisher: The Ohio State University Press
ISBN/ASIN: 0814210244
ISBN-13: 9780814210246
Number of pages: 242

Description:
With his distinctive comic genius, Twain entered the religious dialogue of his time, employing the genres of belief as his vehicle for criticizing church and society. Twain's burlesques of religious form and content reveal a writer fully engaged with the religious ferment of his day.

Home page url

Download or read it online for free here:
Download link
(970KB, PDF)

Similar books

Book cover: The Erotic Motive in LiteratureThe Erotic Motive in Literature
by - Boni and Liveright
This work is an endeavour to apply some of the methods of psychoanalysis to literature. It attempts to read closely between the lines. It applies some principles in interpreting literature with a scrutiny hitherto scarcely deemed permissible.
(4312 views)
Book cover: Horror and Science: Essays on the Horror Genre, Skepticism, and ScientologyHorror and Science: Essays on the Horror Genre, Skepticism, and Scientology
by - jasoncolavito.com
This book examines some of the odder corners of the intersection of reason and fear, including professional skeptics who condemn horror fiction as dangerous and radical theorists who misused horror ideas to claim aliens visited the ancient earth.
(5765 views)
Book cover: Bob Dylan's Career as a Blakean Visionary and RomanticBob Dylan's Career as a Blakean Visionary and Romantic
by - Milne Library
This discussion - written almost four decades ago - of the deep affinities between Dylan's song poetry and the Romantics, especially William Blake, is one of the early 'scholarly' as opposed to popular appreciations of Dylan's art ...
(4400 views)
Book cover: Dream for Dead BodiesDream for Dead Bodies
by - University of Michigan Press
The book offers new arguments about the origins of detective fiction in the US, tracing the lineage of the genre back to unexpected texts and uncovering how authors made use of the genre's puzzle-elements to explore the dynamics of race and labor.
(2890 views)