Roughing It as Restless Art

Bruce Michelson

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In these essays marking the 150th anniversary of Roughing It, a provocative theme emerges: energetic experiment. This theme encompasses not only Mark Twain, his text, and places and times that they engage, but also the commentary itself: restless adaptation to worldly experience, new ways of engaging it, and the protean intention and significance of the book.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-8
Number of pages8
JournalMark Twain Annual
StatePublished - Nov 2022


  • authenticity
  • experimentation
  • plein air painting
  • technology
  • travel writing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Literature and Literary Theory


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