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Mark Twain and the limits of power

Emerson"s God in ruins

by Johnson, James L.

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Published by University of Tennessee Press in Knoxville .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Twain, Mark, 1835-1910 -- Philosophy,
  • Twain, Mark, 1835-1910 -- Characters,
  • Emerson, Ralph Waldo, 1803-1882 -- Influence,
  • Self in literature

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby James L. Johnson.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPS1342.P5 J6 1982
    The Physical Object
    Paginationx, 206 p. ;
    Number of Pages206
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL4269938M
    ISBN 100870493426
    LC Control Number81016052


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Andrew J. Bacevich, a professor of history and international relations at Boston University and a retired Army colonel, discusses his new book, The Limits of.

Twain wrote of his visit to the Holy Land in The Innocents Abroad. As Jonathan Cahn revealed in his book The Oracle, Twain's description of a desolate Israel is nearly identical to the words Moses attributed to the stranger.

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Download eBooks by author Mark Twain. Guaranteed best prices, direct download. Samuel Langhorne Clemens (Novem – Ap ), better known by his pen name Mark Twain, was an American author and humorist.

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