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Autobiography of Mark Twain, Volume 1: Twain, Mark; Smith, Harriet Elinor

Autobiography of Mark Twain, Volume 1

Twain, Mark; Smith, Harriet Elinor

ISBN 10: 0520267192 / ISBN 13: 9780520267190
Published by University of California Press, 2010
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Title: Autobiography of Mark Twain, Volume 1

Publisher: University of California Press

Publication Date: 2010

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:As New

Dust Jacket Condition: As New

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"Mark Twain dictated much of this book—now it is a book at last—from a big rumpled bed. Reading it is a bit like climbing in there with him."—Roy Blount, Jr.

"To say that the editors have done an extremely good job is a little like saying the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel does a good job of keeping the rain off the Pope's head. It is true but it doesn't give even a whiff of the grandeur of the thing."—Robert D. Richardson, author of Emerson: The Mind on Fire

"Mark Twain, always so blithely ahead of his time, has just outdone himself: he's brought us an Autobiography from beyond the grave: a hundred-year-old relic that yet manages to accomplish something new. It anticipates the Cubism just taking form in Samuel Clemens's last years, by exploding the confines of orderliness, sequence, the dutiful march of this-then-that. In so doing, it gives us not simply Mark Twain's life—that is the prosaic work of biographers—but the ways in which he thought of his life: in all the fragmented recollection, distraction, creation, revision and dreaming that make up the true, divinely jumbled devices we all use to recapture experience and feeling. If this prodigious and prodigal pastiche were a machine, it would be the Paige typesetter—except that it works."—Ron Powers, author of Mark Twain: A Life

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