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Published: 11 June 1998

276 Pages | 32 halftones

5-5/16 x 8 inches

ISBN: 9780195121223

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Lighting Out for the Territory

Reflections on Mark Twain and American Culture

Shelley Fisher Fishkin

In Lighting Out for the Territory: Reflections on Mark Twain and American Culture, Shelley Fisher Fishkin explores how this son of slaveholders came to write one of the greatest anti-racist novels of all time--and why this remarkable odyssey is so often erased or ignored today. Fishkin's bold original blend of personal narrative, biography, history, and criticism will change the way we look at Mark Twain and, perhaps, ourselves.