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Mark Twain : the complete interviews

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The great writer's irascible wit shines in this comprehensive collection. This volume is an annotated and indexed scholarly edition of every known interview with Mark Twain spanning his entire career. In these interviews, Twain discusses such topical issues as his lecture style, his writings, and his bankruptcy, while holding forth on such timeless issues as human nature, politics, war and peace, government corruption, humor, race relations, imperialism, international copyright, the elite, and his impressions of other writers (Howells, Gorky, George Bernard Shaw, T


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Mark Twain speaking

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Originally published in 1976 and reissued in 2006 after many years out of print, Mark Twain Speaking assembles Twain's lectures, after-dinner speeches, and interviews from 1864 to 1909. Explanatory notes describe occasions, identify personalities, and discuss techniques of Twain's oral craftsmanship. A chronology listing date, place, and title of speech or type of engagement completes the collection.


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Printer's devil : Mark Twain and the American publishing revolution
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ISBN: 0520932846 Year: 2006 Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press,

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Trained as a printer when still a boy, and thrilled throughout his life by the automation of printing and the headlong expansion of American publishing, Mark Twain wrote about the consequences of this revolution for culture and for personal identity. Printer's Devil is the first book to explore these themes in some of Mark Twain's best-known literary works, and in his most daring speculations-on American society, the modern condition, and the nature of the self. Playfully and anxiously, Mark Twain often thought about typeset words and published images as powerful forces-for political and moral


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Mark Twain in paradise : his voyages to Bermuda
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ISBN: 082626526X Year: 2006 Publisher: Columbia : London : University of Missouri Press,

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"Samuel Clemens first encountered the Bermuda Islands in 1867 and retreated there many more times for its beauty, pace, weather and company, both local and elite. Hoffmann gathers and examines passages from travel pieces, letters, and unpublished autobiographical dictation to illuminate the writer's love for Bermuda and its seafaring culture"--Provided by publisher.

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