Schneider, enable Bret Harte
to write and lecture, estimating that he could earn another $2,500 from these activities and improve his lifestyle while keeping his home-bound family afloat ...
Irony lost: Bret Harte
's Chinee and the popularization of the coolie as trickster in frontier melodrama.
Further evidence of this phenomenon can be seen in Bret Harte
's letter to the Springfield Republican on 30 March 1867:
is renowned as a chronicler of the California gold rush.
Grant for preserving the Union (he eventually published the statesman's best-selling memoirs); wrote in favor of rights for African Americans but was fond of telling racist jokes (and co-authored with Bret Harte
the grotesquely anti-Chinese play Ah Sin); assailed the Gilded Age yet formed a close personal and professional relationship with the robber baron Henry Rogers; lampooned con men and scam artists yet went broke by investing in crackpot inventions and get-rich-quick schemes; and SO on.
The November 2005 Kickshaws reported the discovery by Dave Moore of a 61-letter pangrammatic window (contiguous string of letters in a published text that contains every letter of the alphabet at least once) in Bret Harte
's Flip: A California Romance.
was a student at Bret Harte
Union High School, which is in a district of the same name located in central California near Yosemite.
He is more persuasive on the novelist's gradual but progressive "unlearning" of his own racism, masterly in explications of dialect, "framing," and word play in the novels, reproving on Sam's envy and resentment of Bret Harte
, and downright scary in evoking Sam's dark side--those shadow-haunted dreamscapes where the Gemini twins were waiting, along with the fraternal guilt and the female phantoms.
And so he reacted in character to the rugged brush country of South Texas, Colorado's towering snow-capped peaks, and the rolling waves of tall-grass prairie of central Oklahoma, reactions that allow us to read The West From a Car-Window as yet another story of comeuppance, suitable for shelving alongside Bret Harte
and Mark Twain.
The chapters progress as chronologically as is feasible, beginning almost inevitably with a focus on the relationship between Twain and Bret Harte
. This first chapter is a thorough and penetrating discussion of the Twain-Harte friendship from its early cordial and cooperative years to the relationship's deterioration into one of mutual misunderstanding, discord, and ultimate separation.
Desde el primer cuento de su primer libro Garcia-Galiano acuso su educacion borgesiana (proveniente sobre todo de Historia universal de la infamia, que nos remitia a Marcel Schwob y a Bret Harte
) y una idea nitida de las contradicciones y paradojas de la vida: un pobre berlines, sin mayores afanes en su vida gris y mugrienta, queda inmortalizado por la lente de una mujer que inserta su estampa en una postal que se vendera en varios lugares del mundo.
In Section 3 Morrow presents some of his work on "Popular Literature and Culture" with essays on Richard Farina, rock music, Bret Harte
once again, and (of all things), "Those Sick Challenger Jokes." He ends the book with probably his longest and still-ongoing incarnation as a scholar of South Pacific literature, with essays on Australian writer Patrick White, on the film The Piano, and on Katherine Mansfield.