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Smith, Henry Nash

Overview
Works: 111 works in 492 publications in 4 languages and 11,916 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Fiction  History  Satire  Records and correspondence  Biography  Historical fiction  Western stories  Comic books, strips, etc  Catalogs 
Roles: Author, Editor, Contributor, Author of introduction, pre, Other
Classifications: PS1331, 818.4
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Most widely held works by Henry Nash Smith
Virgin land; the American West as symbol and myth by Henry Nash Smith( Book )

147 editions published between 1950 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 3,007 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The spell that the West has always exercised on the American people had its most intense impact on American literature and thought during the nineteenth century. Henry Nash Smith shows, with vast comprehension, the influence of the nineteenth-century West in all its variety and strength, in special relation to social, economic, cultural, and political forces. He traces the myths and symbols of the Westward movement such as the general notion of a Westward- moving Course of Empire, the Wild Western hero, the virtuous yeoman- farmer―in such varied nineteenth- century writings as Leaves of Grass, the great corpus of Dime Novels, and most notably, Frederick Jackson Turner?s The Frontier in American History. Moreover, he synthesizes the imaginative expression of Western myths and symbols in literature with their role in contemporary politics, economics, and society, embodied in such forms as the idea of Manifest Destiny, the conflict in the American mind between idealizations of primitivism on the one hand and of progress and civilization on the other, the Homestead Act of 1862, and public-land policy after the Civil War. The myths of the American West that found their expression in nineteenth- century words and deeds remain a part of every American?s heritage, and Smith, with his insight into their power and significance, makes possible a critical appreciation of that heritage
Mark Twain; a collection of critical essays by Henry Nash Smith( Book )

31 editions published between 1863 and 1986 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,526 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mirrors the changing morals of the United States literary climate, from the search for the "usable past" of the 1920's, through the social realism of the '30's, to the psychological symbolism of the '40's and 50's
Mark Twain : the development of a writer by Henry Nash Smith( Book )

38 editions published between 1962 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,568 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book considers first the problems of style and structure Mark Twain faced at the outset of his career, and then traces his handling of these problems in nine of his principal works. Since questions of technique necessarily involve questions of meaning, I have dealt also with his ethical ideas. The inquiry leads ultimately to the consideration of how his writing reveals a conflict between the dominant culture of his day and an emergent attitude associated with the vernacular language of the native American humorists. - Preface
Mark Twain-Howells letters : the correspondence of Samuel L. Clemens and William D. Howells, 1872-1910 by Mark Twain( Book )

17 editions published between 1960 and 1980 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the first comprehensive collection of correspondence between Mark Twain and his editor William D. Howells. The publishing practices and critical attitudes of the period are variously documented here as it showcases the Gilded Age in American writing
Popular culture and industrialism, 1865-1890 by Henry Nash Smith( Book )

17 editions published in 1967 in English and held by 1,063 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mark Twain's fable of progress : political and economic ideas in "A Connecticut Yankee." by Henry Nash Smith( Book )

14 editions published between 1964 and 1966 in English and held by 824 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selected Mark Twain-Howells letters, 1872-1910 by Mark Twain( Book )

12 editions published between 1967 and 1968 in English and held by 724 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American literature, culture, and ideology : essays in memory of Henry Nash Smith( Book )

3 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and held by 159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mark Twain : San Francisco Virginia City Territorial enterprise correspondent : selections from his letters to the Territorial enterprise, 1865-1866 by Mark Twain( Book )

2 editions published in 1957 in English and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twain wrote these columns in San Francisco while trying to get out of debt. They are humorous views of life in 1865-1866
Letters from the earth by Mark Twain( Book )

24 editions published between 1938 and 1991 in English and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sketches and pieces from Twain's lesser known works. First prepared in 1939 by Bernard DeVoto and now presented with his notes and introduction
How true are dreams? : the theme of fantasy in Mark Twain's later work by Henry Nash Smith( Book )

4 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The prairie by James Fenimore Cooper( Book )

20 editions published between 1950 and 1966 in English and Undetermined and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The sequel to The Pioneers finds Natty going West and opposing the destruction of the land of the animals
Funerary symbolism in Apulian vase-painting by H. R. W Smith( Book )

7 editions published between 1972 and 1976 in English and Undetermined and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mark Twain of the Enterprise; newspaper articles & other documents, 1862-1864 by Mark Twain( Book )

12 editions published in 1957 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The controversy at the University of Texas, 1939-1945 by Henry Nash Smith( Book )

2 editions published in 1945 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The controversy at the University of Texas, 1939-1946, a documentary history by Henry Nash Smith( Book )

3 editions published in 1946 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The origin of Chalcidian ware by H. R. W Smith( Book )

6 editions published in 1932 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Der Lewismaler : (Polygnotos II) by H. R. W Smith( Book )

7 editions published between 1939 and 1974 in German and Undetermined and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Votive religion at Caere: prolegomena by Quentin F Maule( Book )

4 editions published in 1959 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Corpus vasorum antiquorum( Book )

3 editions published in 1943 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Virgin land; the American West as symbol and myth
Alternative Names
Henry Nash Smith Amerikaans specialist in literatuur (1906-1986)

Henry Nash Smith US-amerikanischer Kultur- und Literaturwissenschaftler

Nash Smith, Henry 1906-1986

Smith, Henry N.

Smith, Henry N. 1906-1986

Smith, Henry Nash 1906-1986

Smith, Henry Roy William 1906-1987

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Languages
English (362)

French (7)

German (6)

Polish (2)

Covers
Letters from the earth