The Mark Twain Anthology: Great Writers on His Life and Works (Library of America #199)
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The Mark Twain Anthology: Great Writers on His Life and Works (Library of America #199)

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"Mark Twain," William Faulkner once observed, "was the first truly American writer, and all of us since are his heirs." In this unique collection scores of these literary legatees from the U.S. and around the world take the measure of Twain and his genius, among them: José Martí, Rudyard Kipling, Theodor Herzl, George Bernard Shaw, H. L. Mencken, Helen Keller, Jorge Luis B...more
Hardcover, 512 pages
Published March 4th 2010 by Library of America
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Mar 23, 2010 Tony rated it 5 of 5 stars
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Fishkin, Shelley Fisher (ed.). THE MARK TWAIN ANTHOLOGY: Great Writers on His Life and Works. (2010). *****. Here is a book, issued by The Library of America, that belongs on everyone’s bookshelf next to “Tom Sawyer” and “Huck Finn.” The editor has brought together essays, reviews and criticsms of Mark Twain from his contemporaries – like his best friend William Dean Howells – to the present day, including such luminaries as Kurt Vonnegut and Roy Blount, Jr. Over sixty writers are included in th...more
I guess I just wasn't into reading literary criticsm and essays about Twain and his works. If I were, I would have loved this.
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