The Resource Fetching the Old Southwest : humorous writing from Longstreet to Twain, James H. Justus, (electronic resource/)

Fetching the Old Southwest : humorous writing from Longstreet to Twain, James H. Justus, (electronic resource/)

Label
Fetching the Old Southwest : humorous writing from Longstreet to Twain
Title
Fetching the Old Southwest
Title remainder
humorous writing from Longstreet to Twain
Statement of responsibility
James H. Justus
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
For more than a quarter-century, despite the admirable excavations that have unearthed such humorists as John Gorman Barr and Marcus Lafayette, the most significant of the humorists from the Old Southwest have remained the same: Crockett, Longstreet, Thompson, Baldwin, Thorpe, Hooper, Robb, Harris, and Lewis. Forming a kind of shadow canon in American literature that led to Mark Twains early work, from 1834 to 1867 these authors produced a body of writing that continues to reward attentive readers. James H. Justuss Fetching the Old Southwest examines this writing in the context of other discourses contemporaneous with it: travel books, local histories, memoirs, and sports manuals, as well as unpublished private forms such as personal correspondence, daybooks, and journals. Like most writing, humor is a product of its place and time, and the works studied herein are no exception. The antebellum humorists provide an important look into the social and economic conditions that were prevalent in the southern new country, a place that would, in time, become the Deep South. While previous books about Old Southwest humor have focused on individual authors, Justus has produced the first critical study to encompass all of the humor from this time period. Teachers and students of literary history will appreciate the incredible range of documentation, both primary and secondary.--BOOK JACKET. Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
641.5976
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
PS437
LC item number
.J87 2004eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
Fetching the Old Southwest : humorous writing from Longstreet to Twain, James H. Justus, (electronic resource/)
Link
http://library.quincycollege.edu:2048/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&scope=site&db=nlebk&db=nlabk&AN=137970
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Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 575-578) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- pt. 1. Mythmakers and revisionists: The myth of the ruined homeland. Southwest humor and the cordon sanitaire -- pt. 2. The world the humorists found: Migrating for fun and profit. Creation states and how they are used up. Fetching Arkansas. Southwest humor and the other. Scenes in course and field. River culture -- pt. 3. The world the humorists made: Authorship and amateurism. The languages of Southwest humor. Narrators and storytellers. Droll specimens and comfortable types. The yokel as social critic. Making game with Simon Suggs. The world according to Sut -- Afterword
Control code
ocm61387494
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (access may be restricted)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access restricted to subscribing institution
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Note
  • eBooks on EBSCOhost
  • eBooks on EBSCOhost
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not applicable
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unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Fetching the Old Southwest : humorous writing from Longstreet to Twain, James H. Justus, (electronic resource/)
Link
http://library.quincycollege.edu:2048/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&scope=site&db=nlebk&db=nlabk&AN=137970
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 575-578) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- pt. 1. Mythmakers and revisionists: The myth of the ruined homeland. Southwest humor and the cordon sanitaire -- pt. 2. The world the humorists found: Migrating for fun and profit. Creation states and how they are used up. Fetching Arkansas. Southwest humor and the other. Scenes in course and field. River culture -- pt. 3. The world the humorists made: Authorship and amateurism. The languages of Southwest humor. Narrators and storytellers. Droll specimens and comfortable types. The yokel as social critic. Making game with Simon Suggs. The world according to Sut -- Afterword
Control code
ocm61387494
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (access may be restricted)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access restricted to subscribing institution
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Note
  • eBooks on EBSCOhost
  • eBooks on EBSCOhost
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote

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