Autobiography of Mark Twain Volume 1

Autobiography of Mark Twain  Volume 1

The Complete and Authoritative Edition Mark Twain Harriet E. Smith, Benjamin Griffin, Victor Fischer, Michael Barry Frank. Clemens's unsettled attitude toward his “unfinished” autobiography is clear, but not readily explained.

Author: Mark Twain

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520946996

Category: Literary Criticism

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"I've struck it!" Mark Twain wrote in a 1904 letter to a friend. "And I will give it away—to you. You will never know how much enjoyment you have lost until you get to dictating your autobiography." Thus, after dozens of false starts and hundreds of pages, Twain embarked on his "Final (and Right) Plan" for telling the story of his life. His innovative notion—to "talk only about the thing which interests you for the moment"—meant that his thoughts could range freely. The strict instruction that many of these texts remain unpublished for 100 years meant that when they came out, he would be "dead, and unaware, and indifferent," and that he was therefore free to speak his "whole frank mind." The year 2010 marks the 100th anniversary of Twain's death. In celebration of this important milestone and in honor of the cherished tradition of publishing Mark Twain's works, UC Press is proud to offer for the first time Mark Twain's uncensored autobiography in its entirety and exactly as he left it. This major literary event brings to readers, admirers, and scholars the first of three volumes and presents Mark Twain's authentic and unsuppressed voice, brimming with humor, ideas, and opinions, and speaking clearly from the grave as he intended. Editors: Harriet E. Smith, Benjamin Griffin, Victor Fischer, Michael B. Frank, Sharon K. Goetz, Leslie Myrick
Categories: Literary Criticism

Autobiography of Mark Twain Volume 2

Autobiography of Mark Twain  Volume 2

The Complete and Authoritative Edition Mark Twain Benjamin Griffin, Harriet E. Smith, Victor Fischer, Michael Barry Frank ... continuing the series begun in Volume 1. it starts with the dictation of2 April 1906 (Volume 1 ended with that ...

Author: Mark Twain

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520956513

Category: Literary Criticism

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Mark Twain’s complete, uncensored Autobiography was an instant bestseller when the first volume was published in 2010, on the centennial of the author’s death, as he requested. Published to rave reviews, the Autobiography was hailed as the capstone of Twain’s career. It captures his authentic and unsuppressed voice, speaking clearly from the grave and brimming with humor, ideas, and opinions. The eagerly-awaited Volume 2 delves deeper into Mark Twain’s life, uncovering the many roles he played in his private and public worlds. Filled with his characteristic blend of humor and ire, the narrative ranges effortlessly across the contemporary scene. He shares his views on writing and speaking, his preoccupation with money, and his contempt for the politics and politicians of his day. Affectionate and scathing by turns, his intractable curiosity and candor are everywhere on view. Editors: Benjamin Griffin and Harriet E. Smith Associate Editors: Victor Fischer, Michael B. Frank, Sharon K. Goetz and Leslie Diane Myrick
Categories: Literary Criticism

The Bohemians

The Bohemians

Samuel Langhorne Clemens) WDH William Dean Howells BOOKS Mark Twain AMT Harriet Elinor Smith, ed., Autobiography of Mark Twain: The Complete and Authoritative Edition, vol. 1 (Berkeley: University of California Press, 2010).

Author: Ben Tarnoff

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780698151628

Category: History

Page: 336

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An extraordinary portrait of a fast-changing America—and the Western writers who gave voice to its emerging identity At once an intimate portrait of an unforgettable group of writers and a history of a cultural revolution in America, The Bohemians reveals how a brief moment on the far western frontier changed our culture forever. Beginning with Mark Twain’s arrival in San Francisco in 1863, this group biography introduces readers to the other young eccentric writers seeking to create a new American voice at the country’s edge—literary golden boy Bret Harte; struggling gay poet Charles Warren Stoddard; and beautiful, haunted Ina Coolbrith, poet and protector of the group. Ben Tarnoff’s elegant, atmospheric history reveals how these four pioneering writers helped spread the Bohemian movement throughout the world, transforming American literature along the way. “Tarnoff’s book sings with the humor and expansiveness of his subjects’ prose, capturing the intoxicating atmosphere of possibility that defined, for a time, America’s frontier.” -- The New Yorker “Rich hauls of historical research, deeply excavated but lightly borne.... Mr. Tarnoff’s ultimate thesis is a strong one, strongly expressed: that together these writers ‘helped pry American literature away from its provincial origins in New England and push it into a broader current’.” -- Wall Street Journal
Categories: History

Autobiography of Mark Twain Volume 3

Autobiography of Mark Twain  Volume 3

The Complete and Authoritative Edition Mark Twain Harriet E. Smith, Benjamin Griffin ... TS of nine leaves numbered [1]–6 and [1]–3, dated 24 February, CU-MARK. 1907. “What Happened. ... Autobiography of Mark Twain, Volume 1.

Author: Mark Twain

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520961869

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 792

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The surprising final chapter of a great American life. When the first volume of Mark Twain’s uncensored Autobiography was published in 2010, it was hailed as an essential addition to the shelf of his works and a crucial document for our understanding of the great humorist’s life and times. This third and final volume crowns and completes his life’s work. Like its companion volumes, it chronicles Twain's inner and outer life through a series of daily dictations that go wherever his fancy leads. Created from March 1907 to December 1909, these dictations present Mark Twain at the end of his life: receiving an honorary degree from Oxford University; railing against Theodore Roosevelt; founding numerous clubs; incredulous at an exhibition of the Holy Grail; credulous about the authorship of Shakespeare’s plays; relaxing in Bermuda; observing (and investing in) new technologies. The Autobiography’s "Closing Words" movingly commemorate his daughter Jean, who died on Christmas Eve 1909. Also included in this volume is the previously unpublished "Ashcroft-Lyon Manuscript," Mark Twain’s caustic indictment of his "putrescent pair" of secretaries and the havoc that erupted in his house during their residency. Fitfully published in fragments at intervals throughout the twentieth century, Autobiography of Mark Twain has now been critically reconstructed and made available as it was intended to be read. Fully annotated by the editors of the Mark Twain Project, the complete Autobiography emerges as a landmark publication in American literature. Editors: Benjamin Griffin and Harriet Elinor Smith Associate Editors: Victor Fischer, Michael B. Frank, Amanda Gagel, Sharon K. Goetz, Leslie Diane Myrick, Christopher M. Ohge
Categories: Literary Criticism

Literary Experiments in Magazine Publishing

Literary Experiments in Magazine Publishing

Philip A. Greasley ed., Dictionary of Midwestern Literature, Volume 1: The Authors. Bloomington and Indianapolis: Indiana University Press, 2001: pp. ... The Autobiography of Mark Twain: The Complete and Authoritative Edition (Vol. 1).

Author: Thomas Lloyd Vranken

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429632686

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 150

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As the nineteenth century came to an end, a number of voices within the British and American magazine industries pushed back against serialisation as the dominant publication mode, experimenting instead with less conventional magazine formats. This book explores these formats, focusing (in particular) on the ways in which the periodical press first published The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, The Picture of Dorian Gray, and The Return of Sherlock Holmes. What led magazines to publish excerpts from a forthcoming book, or an entire novel in a single issue, or a discontinuous short-story series? How did these experimental modes affect the act of reading? Drawing on a range of archival and other primary sources, Literary Experiments in Magazine Publishing: Beyond Serialization addresses these and other questions.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Literary Neurophysiology

Literary Neurophysiology

Twain , Mark . Autobiography of Mark Twain , Volume 1 : The Complete and Authoritative Edition , edited by Harriet E. Smith , Benjamin Griffin , Victor Fischer , Michael B. Frank , Sharon K. Goetz , and Leslie Diane Myrick .

Author: Randall Knoper

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780192845504

Category: American literature

Page: 306

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Investigating the relations between American literature of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries and the sciences of the brain and the nervous system, this volume shows how literary authors investigated, used and challenged this emerging neurophysiology.
Categories: American literature

Proust For Beginners

Proust For Beginners

Clive Wilmer, London: Penguin Books, 1997. Thoreau, Henry David. Walden and “Civil Disobedience.” New York: Signet Classic, 1960. Twain, Mark. Autobiography of Mark Twain, The Complete and Authoritative Edition, Volume 1.

Author: Steve Bachmann

Publisher: Red Wheel/Weiser

ISBN: 9781939994455

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 176

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Proust For Beginners is a compelling biography of French novelist Marcel Proust and a vivid portrait of his times. It also serves as a concise guide and critical review of In Search of Lost Time (À la recherche du temps perdu, 7 volumes, 1913–1927), one of the most difficult—yet widely taught—works of French literature. With extensive passages from In Search of Lost Time and other essential works, Proust For Beginners highlights the defining themes and unique literary style of a modern master whom many have heard about but few fully fathom. It portrays Proust and the milieu in which he wrote in vivid detail, bringing to life the “Proustian moments” at the heart of his greatest work—and our own everyday experience. Proust’s masterpiece “begins in a series of rooms in which he unlocks themes, styles, references, and foreshadows,” writes Harold Augenbraum in the foreword. Proust For Beginners will provide the key.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Mark Twain in Washington D C

Mark Twain in Washington  D C

Its ultimate purpose is to produce a digital critical edition, fully annotated, of everything Mark Twain wrote. ... Autobiography of Mark Twain: The Complete and Authoritative Edition Volume 1 and the publication of Volume 2 this fall, ...

Author: John Muller

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9781625840318

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 213

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A rollicking account of how Mark Twain mocked and mined DC’s self-important, incompetent, and corrupt political scene to further his literary career. When young Samuel Clemens first visited the nation’s capital in 1854, both were rough around the edges and of dubious potential. Returning as Mark Twain in 1867, he brought his sharp eye and acerbic pen to the task of covering the capital for nearly a half-dozen newspapers. He fit in perfectly among the other hard-drinking and irreverent correspondents. His bohemian sojourn in Washington, DC, has been largely overlooked, but his time in the capital city was catalytic to Twain’s rise as America’s foremost man of letters. While in Washington City, Twain received a publishing offer from the American Publishing Company that would jumpstart his fame. Through original research unearthing never-before-seen material, author John Muller explores how Mark Twain’s adventures as a capital correspondent proved to be a critical turning point in his career. Includes photos! “Muller’s careful research, hard facts, well-chosen illustrations, and fresh discoveries bring Twain’s Washington period back to life.” —TwainWeb
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Mark Twain for Dog Lovers

Mark Twain for Dog Lovers

1966 by the Mark Twain Foundation. Published by the University of California Press. Excerpt from Autobiography of Mark Twain: The Complete and Authoritative Edition, Volume 1, by Mark Twain, edited by Harriet Elinor Smith, pp. 416–417.

Author: R. Kent Rasmussen

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781493027101

Category: Pets

Page: 216

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Mark Twain for Dog Lovers combines one of America’s most beloved authors and dogs. Twain specialist R. Kent Rasmussen traces the history of dogs in Twain’s life—from the ones he knew personally, like his daughter’s dog which he took in after she died, to the foreign dogs he saw on his travels around the world. Compiling 30 stories and extracts from Twain’s wiritings, Rasmussen tells a detailed an compelling story of Twain’s relationship with one of America’s favorite pets.
Categories: Pets

American Claimants

American Claimants

They advertise a Shakespeare festival (and deliver a deranged travesty); they hijack a printing. 52 Mark Twain, The Autobiography of Mark Twain: The Complete and Authoritative Edition, vol. 1, edited by Harriet Elinor Smith et al.

Author: Sarah Meer

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780192540607

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 280

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This book recovers a major nineteenth-century literary figure, the American Claimant. For over a century, claimants offered a compelling way to understand cultural difference across the Anglophone Atlantic, especially between Britain and the United States. They also formed a political talisman, invoked against slavery and segregation, or privileges of gender and class. Later, claimants were exported to South Africa, becoming the fictional form for explaining black students who acquired American degrees. American Claimants traces the figure back to lost-heir romance, and explores its uses. These encompassed real, imagined, and textual ideas of inheritance, for writers and editors, and also for missionaries, artists, and students. The claimant dramatized tensions between tradition and change, or questions of exclusion and power: it offered ways of seeing activism, education, sculpture, and dress. The premise for dozens of novels and plays, a trope, a joke, even the basis for real claims: claimants matter in theatre history and periodical studies, they touch on literary marketing and reprinting, and they illuminate some unexpected texts. These range from Our American Cousin to Bleak House, Little Lord Fauntleroy to Frederick Douglass' Paper; writers discussed include Frances Trollope, Julia Griffiths, Alexander Crummell, John Dube, James McCune Smith, Nathaniel Hawthorne, and Mark Twain. The focus on claimants yields remarkable finds: new faces, fresh angles, a lost column, and a forgotten theatrical genre. It reveals the pervasiveness of this form, and its centrality in imagining cultural contact and exchange.
Categories: Literary Criticism