By Mark Twain

There isn't any restrict to Mark Twain's creative genius, and The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn has to be suggested the main a laugh ebook he has written in years. the easiest evidence of Twain's diversity and originality is located during this e-book, within which the reader's curiosity is so strongly enlisted within the fortunes of 2 boys and a runaway slave that he follows their adventures with prepared interest, even though his good judgment tells him that the incidents are as absurd as they're exceptional. Huckleberry Finn is a journey de strength, during which the main not likely fabrics are transmuted right into a paintings of literary artwork. —The San Francisco Chronicle, 15 March 15, 1885

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Those letters to his friend and publisher, Pascal Covici, shed light on the writer’s working methods and are particularly revealing. Timmerman, John H. The Dramatic Landscape of Steinbeck’s Short Stories. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1990. A formalist interpretation of Steinbeck’s stories, focusing on style, tone, imagery, and character. ” 14 Critical Insights The Paris Review Perspective Hua Hsu for The Paris Review As Preston Sturges’s 1941 film Sullivan’s Travels begins, we find its titular barnstormer, a naïve but well-meaning Hollywood filmmaker, adrift in his own idealism.

Sullivan has grown weary of the dim-witted box office hits that finance his lifestyle: he wants to adapt a Depression best seller called O Brother, Where Art Thou? and remind audiences of the suffering, poverty, and leaden spirits their beloved movies too often ignore. In order to prepare himself—after all, he knows nothing about such travails—Sullivan sets out on a fact-finding adventure to reconnect with the common man, only to discover that his prospective heroes aren’t all that different from his native caste.

Steinbeck’s Typewriter: Essays on His Art. : Whitston, 1996. A good collection of criticism of Steinbeck. Includes bibliographical references and an index. Fontenrose, Joseph. John Steinbeck: An Introduction and Interpretation. New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1963. A good introduction, this book dis12 Critical Insights cusses some of the symbolism inherent in much of Steinbeck’s fiction and contains some insightful observations on Steinbeck’s concept of the “group-man”— that is, the individual as a unit in the larger sociobiological organism.

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