Monthly Archives: May 2011

The Moviegoer, Quintessentially American

Harold Bloom calls The Moviegoer “a permanent American book,” placing the novel in the tradition of Mark Twain. He describes the protagonist Binx Bolling as “a kind of grown-up, ruefully respectable New Orleans version of Twain’s Huckleberry Finn”—leave it to … Continue reading

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Five Books Every American Should Read: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Number Two

Last year, one hundred years after his death, the Autobiography of Mark Twain: The Complete and Authoritative Edition, Volume 1 was published. Its author Samuel Langhorne Clemens (a.k.a. Mark Twain) banned its publication until this time, and the project has … Continue reading

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