The Diary of Adam and Eve
Luni. Creatura asta noua cu parul lung ma cam incurca. Imi da mereu tarcoale si ma urmareste. Nu prea'mi place asta fiindca nu's obisnuit cu societatea. Mai bine statea cu celelalte animale...Azi e timp noros, bate vint de la rasarit. Cred ca o sa vina ploaia peste noi.."Noi"? De unde'...more
I also enjoyed the insights offered by other authors on the significance of Mark Twain (like I didn't know, but...more
I have come to this world omniscient and I am just bored to death.
I saw a man today and he(I learned to call him 'he' and not 'it' out of nowhere) looked very ordinary.
The man always ignores me. I so desperately want his attention.
I have feelings, I see colors, I know the name of everything, I feel sad, I feel intrigued, I give love, I experiment, I am inquisitive and he is so grumpy!
I find all the new things in this wo...more
What's most cool about this book is not so much that it's Mark Twain as that it's kind of a Twain reconstruction. Evidently, the two diaries of Adam and Eve, in Twain's lifetime, never were published together. And evidently this is what he ultimately envisioned for the project.
This volume has a fabulous introduction and afterword explaining this and making interesting observations about the work itself and any connection to Twain's relationship with his...more
I really enjoyed this book - much more than I thought I would or even could after my unpleasant feelings about Huck Finn. I really thought I'd never be able or even willing to read Twain again. This being an Oxford Edition, it comes with an interesting Preface and Afterwards and Notes.
What was so great about these two books, that are published together for the first time here, is that...more
Particularly, I laughed a lot during "The $30,000 Bequest" and found "Was It Heaven? Or Hell" pretty thought provoking. Both of those, while not really showing anything specta...more
Lately, I’ve been doing a little self-inflicted intervention to treat my addiction to fantasy novels. In the attempt, I’ve been trying to read such things as Aristotle, my old German grammar textbooks, Homer’s The Iliad and The Odyssey, and works from author’s that everyone reads but I just haven’t gotten to. So, I checked out a collection of short stories by Mark Twain on my last trip to the library. I’d read the Huck Finn/Tom Sawyer stuff in high...more
The second time I read all or some of the texts was while in seminary in New York. I'd just finished the two volume set entitled The Apocrypha and Pseudepigrapha of the Bible. Among very ma...more
Maybe I missed something b...more
Folks who are pretty hung-up on political correctness will find it disturbing that Twain crafts his Adam and Eve characters around pretty common stereotypes of males and females. I wasn’t bothered by this at all, and found it quite interesting that the stereotypes from 150 years ago seem so consistent with our stereotypes from today.
This is a very quick read, but after finishing it,...more
Meravigliosa la figura della prima donna (l'esperimento, come lei stessa si definisce) secondo Mark Twain: entusiasta, curiosa, fantasiosa, socievole, fiduciosa, inconsapevolmente poetica, ma soprattutto coraggiosa.
Coraggiosa perché non ha paura di fare esperimenti per cercare di capire come funzionano le cose nell'Eden, coraggiosa perché non ha paura di scoprire nuovi sentimenti, anche se sono dolorosi, coraggiosa perché non le importa se mangiare le mele...more
Me habían recomendado esta obra hace un tiempo, y al fin la he encontrado. Es cortísima, de apenas 60 páginas. Mark Twain [MT], seudónimo de Samuel Clemens, era un cachondo. Suya es la frase de “Hay mentiras, malditas mentiras y estadísticas”, entre otras muchas que acuñó. En esta obra se ven reflejados los mismos acontecimientos vistos desde dos puntos de vista, el de Adán y el de Eva. Y aquí MT aprovecha para soltar todos los sarcasmos, ironías y divertimentos que puede acerca de las relacione...more
It was a quick read to be sure. But, it was more so because it was engaging. Twain's style simply grabs hold of you and doesn't let you go until you are done.
I really enjoyed his characterizations of Adam and Eve, but my favorite part, albeit a short part, was Adam speaking about Noah. I l...more
With a forward and extras read by Walter Cronkite and Mandy Patinkin giving voice to Adam and Betty Buckley as Eve, the story of our first ancestors quickly takes shape. From fear at first meeting to arguments over naming rights all the way to the end, Twain creates the first love story with wit and sadness.
The diaries of Adam and Eve are hilarious and it's hard to imagine Twain writing these stories in the nineteenth century. Described by one reviewer as the original Women are from Venus, Men are from Mars, I think this sums it up nicely.
Five further stories go one to discuss the perils of wealth, telling a lie, a tearaway brother and holding onto the past are engaging and again sti...more
This book is ingenious fun. Twain's...more
Twain grew up in Hannibal, Missouri, which would later provide the setting for Huckleberry Finn and Tom Sawyer. He apprenticed with a printer. He also work...more