Dead for a Century, Twain Says What He Meant

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Dead for a Century, Twain Says What He Meant

Postby BFS » Sun Jul 11, 2010 11:48 am

The first of three volumes of the 500,000-word “Autobiography of Mark Twain” available in November. Twain dictated most of it to a stenographer in the four years before his death at 74 on April 21, 1910. He argued that speaking his recollections and opinions, rather than writing them down, allowed him to adopt a more natural, colloquial and frank tone, and Twain scholars who have seen the manuscript agree.
In popular culture today, Twain is “Colonel Sanders without the chicken, the avuncular man who told stories,” Ron Powers, the author of “Mark Twain: A Life,” said in a phone interview. “He’s been scrubbed and sanitized, and his passion has been kind of forgotten in all these long decades. But here he is talking to us, without any filtering at all, and what comes through that we have lost is precisely this fierce, unceasing passion.”

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/07/10/books/10twain.html

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Re: Dead for a Century, Twain Says What He Meant

Postby Ngawang Drolma » Mon Jul 12, 2010 6:43 pm

How cool! :)


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