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heart of ideality in my realism and other essays on Howells and Twain

John Earl Bassett

heart of ideality in my realism and other essays on Howells and Twain

by John Earl Bassett

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Published by Locust Hill Press in West Cornwall, CT .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Howells, William Dean, 1837-1920 -- Criticism and interpretation.,
  • Twain, Mark, 1835-1910 -- Criticism and interpretation.,
  • American fiction -- 19th century -- History and criticism.,
  • Realism in literature.

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references and index.

    StatementJohn E. Bassett.
    SeriesLocust Hill literary studies ;, no. 9
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPS374.R37 B37 1991
    The Physical Object
    Paginationx, 166 p. ;
    Number of Pages166
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL1885836M
    ISBN 100933951361
    LC Control Number90046908

    Like Alan Gribben's overview of "Twain's Library of Literary Hogwash" from American Literary Realism, these essays are perfectly suited for this volume's ostensible scope. Clyde Grimm's American Quarterly remarks on An American Claimant are also typical of the better essays, fusing history with analysis of Twain's use of humor. Essays and Sketches of Mark Twain, edited by Stuart Miller. The Oxford Mark Twain, edited by Shelley Fisher Fishkin. The Unabridged Mark Twain, edited by Lawrence Teacher and Kurt Vonnegut. Short Stories and Sketches. The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County and Other. Sketches, edited by Charles Henry Webb.

    I ain't doing my duty by that boy, and that's the Lord's truth, goodness knows, Spare the rod and spile the child, as the Good Book says. I'm a laying up sin and suffering for us both, I know. He's full of the Old Scratch, but laws-a-me! he's my own dead sister's boy, poor thing, and I ain't got the heart . The Essential Anthology of American Realism (20+ Works) - Kindle edition by Alger, Horatio, Twain, Mark, Sinclair, Upton, Norris, Frank, James, Henry, Howells, William Dean, Dreiser, Theodore, Crane, Stephen. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading The Essential Anthology of American /5(3).

    David Busch Eos More references related to david busch eos Country Western Dancing Conquering The Fear Of Failure Turner Classic Movies Presents Leonard Maltin S. Mark Twain and William Dean Howells are friends and contemporary authors of the late nineteenth and early twentieth century. In addition, the authors embrace the similar, yet unpopular, stance of opposing the idealistic philosophy, promoting imperialism, that is prevalent in American society during that period.


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Heart of ideality in my realism and other essays on Howells and Twain by John Earl Bassett Download PDF EPUB FB2

Heart of ideality in my realism" and other essays on Howells and Twain. West Cornwall, CT: Locust Hill Press, (OCoLC) Named Person: William Dean Howells; Mark Twain; William Dean Howells; Mark Twain: Material Type: Internet resource: Document Type: Book, Internet Resource: All Authors / Contributors: John Earl Bassett.

The democratic strain of Howells’ theory of realism is taken in part from the Spanish writer Palacio Valdés, and appears to be inspired also by insights from Emerson and George Eliot. Like George Eliot, Howells recognizes that truthful simplicity is “very difficult,” and that “nothing is so hard as to be honest” ().

William Dean Howells and the Ends of Realism helps us to see him as a writer very much aware of his limitations and of his enormous importance in the development of an American literary tradition. A close look at his late works gives us a richer understanding of this powerful moment of transition in American literature, a moment when Howells Author: Paul Abeln.

In his essay "A Heart of Ideality in My Realism," John Bassett notes that, "Howells attacked slavery and dismissed aristocratic virtues but nostalgically lamented the lost combination of magnanimity, courage, openhandedness, and stately grace found in Kentucky gentlemen (Atlantic )."24 This irony illustrates well Howells' treatment of slavery in Hazard, where he seems to waver between romantic.

He is also the author of A Heart of Ideality in My Realism and Other Essays on Howells and Twain and the forthcoming Harlem in Review: Critical Reactions to Black Writers in America, /5(1). Mark Twain and the Limits of Power Emerson's God in Ruins. James L. Johnson - "A Heart of Ideality in My Realism" and Other Essays on Howells and Twain.

John Earl Bassett - Author: Peter Stoneley. Submit a book or article; Upload a bibliography; Personal pages we track; Mark Twain and Philosophy. Mark Twain and the Limits of Power Emerson's God in Ruins. James L. Johnson - "A Heart of Ideality in My Realism" and Other Essays on Howells and Twain Author: James Mahon.

Great literary works that arose from the middle-class sector of American society during the period referred to as 'realism' gained affluence for the middle-class as talented writers such as Mark Twain, James Henry and William Dean Howells let their voice be heard.

2. Who are some of the best known authors of American Realism. Some of America’s best known Realist authors include Mark Twain, Henry James, and William Dean Howells. What countries were affected by literary Realism.

Literary Realism began with 19th century French literature, then spread to England, United States, and Russia.

Editha: William Dean Howells’s commitment to literary realism ENG American Literature II Editha: William Dean Howells’s commitment to literary realism Realism can be defined as view in which the author tries to depict life as truthfully and accurately as possible. This Companion examines a number of issues related to the terms realism and naturalism.

The introduction seeks both to discuss the problems in the use of these two terms in relation to late nineteenth-century fiction and to describe the history of previous efforts to make the terms expressive of American writing of this period.

The Companion includes ten essays which fall into four categories 3/5(1). Essays and criticism on William Dean Howells - Critical Essays. Howells’s initial interest in realism was the result Start your hour free trial to unlock this William Dean Howells.

Reading for Humor or Realism: W. Howells and Mark Twain’s Early Reception in the U.S. Public Sphere James L. Machor In his May review of A Tramp Abroad in the Atlantic Monthly, for which he was then serving as editor-in-chief, William Dean Howells responded to what was, at the time, Mark Twain’s newest book by offering remarks that.

William Dean Howells: Critical Leader of the Realistic Movement in America. Jean RIVIERE* In when he Howells reminisced: «I was a traveler long before I was a noveler, and I had mounted somewhat timidly to the threshold of fiction from the high-roads and by-roads where I had studied manners and men.» l When we think of Howells in the context of literary theory, this Author: Jean Rivière.

A fair, proportioned study of William Dean Howells and the more than five decades in which he was the dean of American letters. As editor of the Atlantic Monthly, and later on the staff of Harper's publishing firm, he was in a pivotal position and had an immense influence on the American novel, always in the direction of realism.

Vernacular Realism in Twain Works September 3, Ma by sampler Samuel Longhorn Clemens, under the pseudonym Mark Twain, uses southwestern dialects and local vernaculars to create realistic characters that accurately reflect the people and familiar scenes of mid-nineteenth century Southern American life.

Howells's Essay on Veblen. (often associated in Howells's day with realism--think about Mark Twain). To have a sense of humor about something, you need to be able to see it clearly and realistically, and Howells draws on this in his depiction of George.

Howells's comments from his "Editor's Study" column and other essays are available. The Prince and the Pauper Unlike its predecessor, The Prince and the Pauper is a “children’s book” that has remained simply that, a book for professed to have taken great joy in the writing of it, probably in part because of the relief he felt upon completing the troublesome A Tramp wife and children admired the book, as didWilliam Dean Howells and the.

Twain utilizes both Romanticism and Realism within his characterization of Huck and Tom, but he clearly favors Huck’s realistic outlook on life.

Twain creates conflict between the Romanticism of Tom and the Realism of Huck, yet this conflict is. The article reviews the book "My Mark Twain," by W.D. Howells. Howells' "Editha": A Reevaluation. Godspeed-Chadwick, Julie // Short Story;Fall, Vol. 12 Issue 2, p This essay comments on the short story "Editha" by William Dean Howells.

"Editha" has been considered as a realist story mainly because of Howells' reputation as the father of. William Faulkner: the critical heritage by John Earl Bassett (Book) 19 editions published "A heart of ideality in my realism" and other essays on Howells and Twain by John Earl Bassett.Essay on Editha by William Dean Howells Words | 3 Pages.

Editha by William Dean Howells The story "Editha" by William Dean Howells and the poem "Reconciliation" by Walt Whitman are part of a true "national literature." They are both told in a way that only we as Americans could ever understand.Like other critics, Crowley would like to see Howells respected as a "major" writer.

But from all the evidence available, he may have to be satisfied with Howells's current niche—as our formidable Dean—who opened wider the gates of Realism, who was a kindly mentor to younger writers, who was a good critic and editor.