Reading and Writing

Mayberry, George
May 1944
New Republic;5/1/44, Vol. 110 Issue 18, p608
Focuses on a passage from the "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn," by Mark Twain. Experiences of the author as he went across the circus; Description of the splendid sight of the circus and the activities of various performers; Appraisal of the prose which fulfills its function of rendering the color, pageantry and the movement of a circus performance as it works upon a boy's imagination; Description of the graduation from easy riding to the rousing climax a carefully worded affair; Comparison of the literary styles of Mark Twain, Sherwood Anderson and Ernest Hemingway and their ability to retain the reader's interest.


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