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Title: "Tender mersez uv the carron croze": la voce di un picaro nella Guerra Civile americana
Authors: Togni, Mario L.
Issue Date: 2002
Publisher: Padova, Editoriale Programma
Abstract: This short essay intends to draw our attention to a long forgotten text, avaliable now in a text based on the only original copy of the 1st edition of 1865. Life and Public Services of an Army Straggler is a short novel about the Civil War in Virginia., conceived in the first year of the war (Warren volunteered as a private in the Confederate Army in 1861) and written practically in the war fields of Virginia soon after. Billy Fishback, the protagonist, is a picaresque rogue in the tradition of vernacular Old Southwest humor, to which he adds a vein of cynical brutality. The maze of the on-the-road adventures of a struggler, the comic confidence games are transformed into an absurd, violent match of chaeting and death, a powerful mataphor of the war in the South.
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