The Resource A banished Adam : Mark Twain and the father of the human race, by Leta Reppert, (electronic resource)

A banished Adam : Mark Twain and the father of the human race, by Leta Reppert, (electronic resource)

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A banished Adam : Mark Twain and the father of the human race
Title
A banished Adam
Title remainder
Mark Twain and the father of the human race
Statement of responsibility
by Leta Reppert
Creator
Contributor
Thesis advisor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
While Mark Twain has long been viewed as irreligious, scholarship in recent years has underscored the fact that Christianity, the God of the Bible, and the Presbyterianism of his youth play an integral part in his work. Appearing with particular frequency is the story of Adam and his Fall; although Twain did not believe in the literal existence of Adam, the story of the Fall resonated deeply with him and appears again and again in his works. At times, Twain uses Adam for merely comic effects, but in his in depth treatments of the Fall, Twain uses Adam as a symbol for the entire human race, through whom he can celebrate, lament, and rage about the human condition, which he saw as subject to a controlling determinism. While Twain's Adamic works have long been overlooked and under appreciated, this neglect is unwarranted. In fact, these works, while failing to reach the artistic heights of some of his more well-known writings, can be viewed as the intersection of some of the questions Twain felt were most important. This work examines Twain's religious and philosophical development over the course of his life and how these two elements affect his extensive treatment of the story of the Fall of Man. Particularly, Twain's use of Adam reflects the influence of his childhood Calvinism, the deterministic ideas present in his treatise, What Is Man?, and his lifelong obsession with the question of human origins
Cataloging source
MUU
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Reppert, Leta
Degree
M.A.
Dissertation year
2008.
Granting institution
University of Missouri-Columbia
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
  • theses
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1946-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Quirk, Tom
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Twain, Mark
  • Adam
Target audience
specialized
Label
A banished Adam : Mark Twain and the father of the human race, by Leta Reppert, (electronic resource)
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Publication
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  • The entire dissertation/thesis text is included in the research.pdf file; the official abstract appears in the short.pdf file (which also appears in the research.pdf); a non-technical general description, or public abstract, appears in the public.pdf file
  • Title from title screen of research.pdf file (viewed on September 12, 2008)
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
248694022
Dimensions
unknown
Form of item
electronic
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)248694022
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
A banished Adam : Mark Twain and the father of the human race, by Leta Reppert, (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
  • The entire dissertation/thesis text is included in the research.pdf file; the official abstract appears in the short.pdf file (which also appears in the research.pdf); a non-technical general description, or public abstract, appears in the public.pdf file
  • Title from title screen of research.pdf file (viewed on September 12, 2008)
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
248694022
Dimensions
unknown
Form of item
electronic
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)248694022
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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