E–pub Download [Autobiography of Mark Twain The Complete and Authoritative Edition Volume 1] · Mark Twain


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  • Autobiography of Mark Twain The Complete and Authoritative Edition Volume 1
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  • 05 January 2020
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    Summary ´ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ☆ Mark Twain Mark Twain ☆ 8 Review Review Autobiography of Mark Twain The Complete and Authoritative Edition Volume 1 I read this in the audiobook versionThe editors’ long and tedious explanation of the autobiographical material takes up most of the first part of this three part audiobook I believe that Mark Twain would have had a good laugh at the pomposity of the editors and their footnotes; unfortunately I found it insufferably boring and a

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    Review Autobiography of Mark Twain The Complete and Authoritative Edition Volume 1 Summary ´ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ☆ Mark Twain Mark Twain ☆ 8 Review Well let me start off by saying I have always disliked Garrison Keillor and now feel certain that it would be reciprocal if say we met at a party For those of you not aware of why a review about Mark Twain's autobi

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    E–pub Download [Autobiography of Mark Twain The Complete and Authoritative Edition Volume 1] · Mark Twain Mark Twain ☆ 8 Review 5★I know he played it safe and wouldn't allow his estate to release this until 100 years after his death but it has missed an audience that would have revelled in his gossip much of which has lost a lot of its m

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    E–pub Download [Autobiography of Mark Twain The Complete and Authoritative Edition Volume 1] · Mark Twain Summary ´ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ☆ Mark Twain I read the whole thing cover to cover minus the appendix notes which I merely browsed And as massive as it was I was genuinely sad when the last page came That's all I'm ready for volume two right nowI feel so fortunate to be alive in 2010 and get to read these words Twain didn't want published until 100 years after his death Actual

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    E–pub Download [Autobiography of Mark Twain The Complete and Authoritative Edition Volume 1] · Mark Twain It is a sorry day when I have to write a review of anything by Mark Twain and say I didn't like it given that I adore Twain and pretty much all of his previously published works So why didn't I like this book And why will I boycott Volumes 2 and 3 when presumably they're published Because this book is the literary euivalent of what you see when a famous musician dies and hisher copyright heirs rush to release every garage recording ever mad

  6. says: E–pub Download [Autobiography of Mark Twain The Complete and Authoritative Edition Volume 1] · Mark Twain

    E–pub Download [Autobiography of Mark Twain The Complete and Authoritative Edition Volume 1] · Mark Twain I'm saddened to say I'm glad it's over This loosely organized collection of rough drafts unfinished sketches false starts essays about other people and dictated notes about random events met with a terrible fate

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    E–pub Download [Autobiography of Mark Twain The Complete and Authoritative Edition Volume 1] · Mark Twain To tell the truth I'm not really sure what version of this I read It was on the kindle I still have on long term loan from a friend thanks again Amy and I'm not going to wade through to try to figure out which one exactly it is I read

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    E–pub Download [Autobiography of Mark Twain The Complete and Authoritative Edition Volume 1] · Mark Twain Summary ´ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ☆ Mark Twain Mark Twain ☆ 8 Review Reprinted from the Chicago Center for Literature and Photography cclapcentercom I am the original author of this essay as well as the owner of CCLaP; it is not being reprinted illegallyIt's funny I think how random the process can sometimes be of who we as a culture decide to remember for decades or sometimes centuries after their time and who we tend to forget just a generation or two after their death no matter how famous they were whe

  9. says: E–pub Download [Autobiography of Mark Twain The Complete and Authoritative Edition Volume 1] · Mark Twain

    E–pub Download [Autobiography of Mark Twain The Complete and Authoritative Edition Volume 1] · Mark Twain Twain reuested that his publisher wait 100 years after his death to publish his Autobiography because he wanted to vent about some of the people he knew in his lifetime but didn't necessarily want to instigate libel suites So I was ready for some classic vintage Twain and as soon as I was aware of the book I ordered itWell after s

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    Review Autobiography of Mark Twain The Complete and Authoritative Edition Volume 1 Mark Twain ☆ 8 Review E–pub Download [Autobiography of Mark Twain The Complete and Authoritative Edition Volume 1] · Mark Twain WOW This volume is a wonder For one thing it provides something like a mystery novel perspective on the archeology of Samuel Clemens'Mark Twain's autobiography He wrote fragments to be part of this document over a period of four decades Simply getting a sense of the architecture for this work desired by Twain is a contribution of this workAlso Twain notes that he is unable to be consistently honest about his life Nice c

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Autobiography of Mark Twain The Complete and Authoritative Edition Volume 1

Review Autobiography of Mark Twain The Complete and Authoritative Edition Volume 1 Mark Twain ☆ 8 Review Summary ´ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ☆ Mark Twain Iography of Mark Twain Volume 1 the first of a projected three volume edition of the complete uncensored autobiography The book became an immediate bestseller and was hailed as the capstone of the life’s work of America’s favorite authorRead an excerpt here Autobiography of Mark Twain Volume 1The Complete and Authoritative Edition by Mark Twain by University of California Pre Reprinted from the Chicago Center for Literature and Photography cclapcentercom I am the original author of this essay as well as the owner of CCLaP it is not being reprinted illegallyIt s funny I think how random the process can sometimes be of who we as a culture decide to remember for decades or sometimes centuries after their time and who we tend to forget just a generation or two after their death no matter how famous they were when alive take for example Samuel Clemens who I ll be referring to for the rest of this essay by his pen name Mark Twain no notorious in the late 1800s than a hundred other people who served as his peers but now a century later with 90 percent of those peers forgotten by the general public but with Twain still thought of in an almost godlike fashion pretty remarkable for a failed journalist and a bit of a crank who is best known for a series of folksy populist tales about a romanticized American past But then again once you stop and think about it Twain actually accomplished a lot than these businessmen and politicians around him who have now faded into obscurity because for international readers who might not know Twain came of age in a period of American history very similar in my opinion to what a place like India is going through right now a period when the US was dragging itself from second world to first world status for the first time and was desperate to establish its first generation of artists writers and thinkers to have a truly global effect on culture artists who espoused an entirely new school of thought apart from what they learned simply by traveling to the already established parts of the cultured world And Twain was one of these people who at first became an international hit by writing post Civil War pastoral tales about a uaint and innocent rural America that had never actually existed then honed his skills in his later years into a series of brilliantly satirical tales challenging the status uo establishing a type of uniue American humor snarky political pop culture infused that many Americans fondly look at as an integral part of our entire national spiritSo no wonder then that Twain s century in waiting autobiography has unexpectedly become such a huge hit see this fascinating NYT article for turns out that the academic press who put this out went with an original print run of only 7500 copies thinking that the 800 page tome would be of interest to scholars only but with it in actuality selling a third of a million copies in just its first few months not just because of Twain s still near holy status with most Americans but because of the instantly intriguing hook behind its publication the fact that Twain demanded that it not be published until a full hundred years after his death so that he could feel free to write whatever nasty little stuff about the people around him that he wanted Now granted this hasn t uite held true in the resulting century four smaller versions of this behemoth manuscript were published at various points throughout the 20th century but here on the literal centennial of his death we are finally seeing the full and uncensored version for the first time a publicist s wet dream that has made for dozens of fevered headlines from a lazy mainstream pressBut there are several important things to know about this book before reading it technically only volume one of a coming three book set things that will help temper your enthusiasm down to a reasonable level for example of that giant bound volume now in stores a full half of it is merely obsessive notes concerning the condition of the Mark Twain Papers when they were unearthed again for this project with there turning out to have been three different physical copies in the vaults with multiple sets of notes their authors and ages often in doubt which was then further complicated by the fact that Twain sometimes out and out lied in these reminisces sometimes exaggerated the truth and sometimes in his old age simply got details wrong when transcribing them And that s the second important thing to know that far from this being a traditional bio written in a linear or thematic order Twain constructed these notes in the years before his death by dictating them to a stenographer from his bed in the mornings three hours a day nearly every day for four years straight which he found such a delightful arrangement that he decided not to give his thoughts any kind of order at all but rather ramble on about whatever struck his fancy that particular moment no matter how little it might correspond to what he was talking about the day before And pardon the trendiness of saying something like this but that really does make this book less of a biography and like the world s first blog one that had maybe a dozen real time readers back when he was first writing it and especially when you add the literal clipped newspaper articles that Twain included in these transcripts to further illustrate whatever little topic he was talking about that day In fact Twain addresses this very issue in a highly meta way spending several days discussing the tiny little scandal that was rocking the nation that week some middle class mom accidentally getting snubbed at some White House event then musing on whether anyone was going to remember this incident even a decade from then much less the high future of the early 2000s he was envisioning when writing itAnd that s really the third important thing to understand about this book that despite the salacious reports from a contemporary media industry desperate to prove its own relevance there s not really anything in Twain s autobiography that s going to come as a big shock with his hundred year delay done mostly to protect the feelings of little nobodies who Twain was angry at in his grumpy old age such as the chapter on the horrible Italian woman who once rented his family a run down house one summer I mean yes Twain definitely unloads at various points on famous peers like say Jay Gould banking magnate and the ninth richest man on the planet at his death but Gould was one of the most hated men in the country by that point the exact kind of tycoon that Twain skewered in his vicious The Gilded Age so it comes as no surprise that he would dump on him in his secret memoirs as well Now add a scholarly 60 page introduction to the entire thing plus a copy of all the failed attempts Twain made at this autobiography in the years before this dictation process and you uickly realize that the meat of this volume really only lays in a 300 page section right in the middle of it a much manageable challenge than what this doorstop of a book suggestsBut still there s plenty of interesting things to read about in that 300 page core including lots of stories about his childhood in rural Missouri and how they relate to his fictional books about that period lots of invective against the various schemers dreamers and other inventors who essentially bankrupted Twain several times over the course of his life plenty of anecdotes about contemporaries like US Grant Booker Washington and Grover Cleveland plenty of stories about family life the ins and outs of marriage and fatherhood and the various places they all lived over the decades and on and on like this most delivered in the same trademark style that make his public books so loved as well a combination of optimism and fatalism that Twain was a master of spinning and twisting so much that you find yourself eventually laughing out loud from its sheer pathos And that frankly may be Twain s best and last laugh of all that he would have the balls to assume that these digressions would be such a hot item even a century after his death and the talent to prove himself right It was a fine read that I m glad I took on one I d recommend to others although only to those who already know a bit about his life and works and I have to say that I m now eagerly looking forward to the other two volumes in this series hitting stores slowly over the next five to six yearsOut of 10 93

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Review Autobiography of Mark Twain The Complete and Authoritative Edition Volume 1 Mark Twain ☆ 8 Review Summary ´ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ☆ Mark Twain This Reader’s Edition a portable paperback in larger type republishes the text of the New York Times bestselling hardcover Autobiography in a form that is convenient for the general reader without the editorial explanatory notes It includes a brief introduction describing the evolution of Mark Twain’s ideas about writing his autobiography as well as a chronology of his life b Well let me start off by saying I have always disliked Garrison Keillor and now feel certain that it would be reciprocal if say we met at a party For those of you not aware of why a review about Mark Twain s autobiography starts with a my dislike of Keillor feel free to check out Keillor s take on this book in the New York Times And then do remember that Twain was a great American writer who popularized the travelogue the American historical novel and was a master of creating sketches of American life while lampooning the stubborn the crass and sometimes the hateful or desperate in our world GK on the other hand has mined middle america for a type of ironic cornpone that affords a chuckle of recognition over his knowledge of cultural mileposts for a tiny group of people that may have existed for 30 40 years if they ever existed at all He might have begun that crap as satire but his own limited abilities to create a fine point have made his believers see his homespun bs as truth that middle country caucasians are god s gift to the world Oh that he has a style there is no doubt but so did Henry Luce and Leni Reifenstahl And Sarah Palin who probably tunes in regularlyIn contrast the sketches throughout this book and the sense that Twain went at this a few different ways is exactly why this book is worthwhile The chance to pick up this hefty book it s main drawback if you can call it that and be drawn into a story about a Venetian house Twain has rented that he puzzles over why are the stables right below the bedrooms why are the walls all the ugliest yellow is priceless Twain saysI shall go into details of this house not because I imagine it differs from any other old time place or new time place on the continent of Europe but because every one of its crazy details interest me This by the way was a particular area that GK moaned over in the book asking why we would care I am not sure I understand his point Have you read Twain before Did you not expect details galoreI would say I d like less of Suzy Twain s daughter in this but that is to be expected from a very proud father But stories like the story of being spied on without clothes by girls at a young age and then remaining terrified all of his childhood that they would tease him in front of their group is simple truth And then when he runs into one of the girls as old people that s the type of tale that I WOULD stand in the middle of the room at a party to enjoyAs you can imagine I have not finished the book and do not expect to Sort of like a child s pool in the backyard in hot August the idea is to dip in as needed It also seems like a nice neighborly book to keep around the other books allowing them to look with awe at its massive bulk and feel comforted that they were all in a house that appreciated diversity and had no truck with coordinated displays on shelves And of course if a certain radio hack in love with his own voice happens by one fine day I can always use it for a uick chuck It will survive the anger And flourish in spite of it of that I have no doubt

Review Autobiography of Mark Twain The Complete and Authoritative Edition Volume 1

Review Autobiography of Mark Twain The Complete and Authoritative Edition Volume 1 Mark Twain ☆ 8 Review Summary ´ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ☆ Mark Twain Rief family biographies and an excerpt from the forthcoming Autobiography of Mark Twain Volume 2 a controversial but characteristically humorous attack on Christian doctrineThe year 2010 marked the 100th anniversary of Mark Twain’s death In celebration of this important milestone and in honor of the cherished tradition of publishing Mark Twain’s works UC Press published Autob It is a sorry day when I have to write a review of anything by Mark Twain and say I didn t like it given that I adore Twain and pretty much all of his previously published works So why didn t I like this book And why will I boycott Volumes 2 and 3 when presumably they re published Because this book is the literary euivalent of what you see when a famous musician dies and hisher copyright heirs rush to release every garage recording ever made by the dead musician The only difference here is that Twain s folks waited until he d been dead 100 years purported in accordance with Twain s own instructions So then if the only issue is the century of delay why is the uality poor It s poor because Twain never actually wrote a book called his autobiography Repeatedly throughout his life he d start an autobiography dictate a few chapters and then drop it Twain never completed any book that he would have said was his autobiography much less edited or polished any of the snippets he d dictated This book is really the work of a committee of Twain scholars who have patched together numerous bits pieces including letters that Twain wrote and never published and then appended to them seemingly every snippet Twain ever dictated in his many attempts to write an autobiography of himself Would that it WERE an autobiography But since it s not if you re really interested in Twain s life read a biography of him written by a real author