Roughing It

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University of California Press, Jan 15, 2011 - Literary Criticism - 888 pages
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First published in 1996, this irreplaceable resource-more than three hundred artists speaking for themselves on issues related to the production and philosophy of contemporary art-has now been updated, revised, and expanded by editor Kristine Stiles to represent thirty countries and more than one hundred new artists. Stiles has added forty images and a diverse roster of artists, including many who have emerged since the 1980s, such as Julie Mehretu, Kara Walker, Damien Hirst, Shirin Neshat, Cai Guo-Qian, Olafur Eliasson, Matthew Barney, and Takashi Murakami. The writings, which as before take the form of artists' statements, interviews, and essays, make vivid each artist's aesthetic approach and capture the flavor and intent of his or her work. The internationalism evident in this revised edition reflects the growing interest in the vitality of contemporary art throughout the world from the U.S. and Europe to the Middle East, Asia, Africa, Latin America, and Australia.
 

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In this 1872, Twain reminisces about his five years of roaming around the country from 1861 to 1866. This edition contains the complete original text plus the original illustrations. Though pricey, this volume should be considered for collections specializing in Twain. Read full review

Contents

Mormon ContractorsHow Mr Street Astonished Them
14
Place for a Front YardAccommodationsDouble Por
18
Resolve to Buy a HorseHorsemanship in CarsonA Temp
24
A Disgusted DogThe Relatives of the CayoteMeals
29
Return of ConsciousnessRidiculous Developments
33
DriverOne Hundred and Fifty Miles Drive without Sleep
35
Assault by a BuffaloBemiss Horse Goes Crazy
41
My Friend BoggsThe School ReportBoggs Pays Me
43
The Wide West MineIt Is Interviewed by Higbie
256
A Rheumatic PatientDay DreamsAn Unfortunate Stum
264
What to Do Next?Obstacles I Had Met WithJack of
271
Old DebtVirginia City
278
Flush TimesPlenty of StockEditorial PuffingStocks
285
Selling a Mine
290
Flush Times ContinueSanitary Commission FundWild
292
The Nabobs of Those DaysJohn Smith as a TravelerSud
299

He ComesAlkali WaterRiding an AvalancheIndian
50
History of SladeA Proposed FistFightEncounter with
60
Slade in MontanaOn a SpreeIn CourtAttack on
69
Young Kanakas in New EnglandA Temple Built
72
A Mormon Emigrant TrainThe Heart of the Rocky Moun
76
Mormons and GentilesExhilarating Drink and Its Effect
88
ItPolygamy Viewed from a New Position
94
The EndowmentTailPiece
99
The Mormon BibleProofs of Its DivinityPlagiarism of
107
The Miraculous Compass
110
Three Sides to All QuestionsEverything a QuarterShriv
116
Alkali DesertRomance of Crossing DispelledAlkali
122
TailPiece
126
The Great American DesertForty Miles on BonesLakes
130
Bottling an Anecdote
134
Alkali DustDesolation and ContemplationCarson
137
The Governors House
140
Light Thrown on the Subject
146
The Son of a NabobStart for Lake TahoeSplendor of
147
At Business
153
My First RideA Good BuckerI Loan the PlugExperi
158
Unexpected Elevation
160
The Mormons in NevadaHow to Persuade a Loan from
166
Borrowing Made Easy
167
Map of TollRoads
173
The Silver FeverState of the MarketSilver Bricks
174
Going to Humboldt
179
Arrive at the MountainsBuilding Our CabinMy First
184
The Secret Search
186
Incipient Millionaires
192
Disinterested FriendsHow Feet Were SoldWe Quit
195
The Guests at Honey Lake SmithsBully
201
Desperate SituationAttempts to Make a FireOur Horses
211
Resurrected Vices
217
FlamesTailPiece
220
A New Traveling CompanionAll Full and No Accommoda
228
The Whiteman Cement MineStory of Its Discovery
238
Mono LakeShampooing Made EasyThoughtless Act
245
Buck Fanshaws DeathThe Cause ThereofPreparations
308
The First Twentysix Graves in NevadaThe Prominent
318
Fatal Shooting AffrayRobbery and Desperate Affray
326
NovelA Highly Romantic ChapterThe Lovers Sepa
339
Freights to CaliforniaSilver BricksUnderground Mines
354
Jim Blaine and His Grandfathers RamFilkinss Mistake
361
Chinese in Virginia CityWashing BillsHabit
369
Tired of Virginia CityAn Old SchoolmateA Two Years
376
Off for San FranciscoWestern and Eastern Landscapes
385
CaliforniaNovelty of Seeing a WomanWell if It Aint
391
Poor AgainSlinking as a BusinessA Model Collector
405
FieldsAn Unexpected OpponentThe Admiral Over
421
Arrival at the IslandsHonoluluWhat I Saw ThereDress
431
Interesting Mementoes and RelicsAn Old Legend of
442
A Saturday AfternoonSandwich Island Girls on a Frolic
450
The Legislature of the IslandWhat Its President Has Seen
457
A Royal FuneralOrder of ProcessionPomp and Cere
466
Once More upon the WatersA Noisy PassengerSeveral
475
A Droll CharacterMrs Beazeley and Her Son
481
Kealakekua BayDeath of Capt CookHis Monument
489
WhiskyA Fight for ReligionArrival of Missionaries
493
Native CanoesSurfBathingA SanctuaryHow Built
499
Visit to the VolcanoThe CraterPillar of FireMagnifi
507
The North LakeFountains of FireStreams of Burning
513
A Curious CharacterA Series of StoriesSad Fate of
526
Return to San FranciscoShip AmusementsPreparing
532
APPENDIX
545
Never Consummated
554
EXPLANATORY NOTES
573
283
662
288
731
294
743
296
758
SUPPLEMENTS
769
REFERENCES
801
NOTE ON THE TEXT
851
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Harriet Elinor Smith, Lin Salamo, and Robert Pack Browning are associate editors with the Mark Twain Project. Edgar Marquess Branch is Emeritus Professor of English at Miami University.

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