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The jester and the sages : Mark Twain in conversation with Nietzsche, Freud, and Marx
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ISBN: 0826272703 Year: 2011 Publisher: Columbia [Mo.] ; London : University of Missouri Press,


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Roughing it
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ISBN: 1283283875 9786613283870 0520948068 Year: 2011 Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press,

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Mark Twain's humorous account of his six years in Nevada, San Francisco, and the Sandwich Islands is a patchwork of personal anecdotes and tall tales, many of them told in the ""vigorous new vernacular"" of the West. Selling seventy five thousand copies within a year of its publication in 1872, Roughing It was greeted as a work of ""wild, preposterous invention and sublime exaggeration"" whose satiric humor made ""pretension and false dignity ridiculous."" Meticulously restored from a variety of original sources, the text is the first to adhere to the author's wishes in thousands of det

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