Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Scouring Books: The Autobiography of Mark Twain

The Autobiography of Mark Twain

Originally published in ???

This is not a listing for the recently published first volume of the complete autobiography, but rather for an earlier edition, the one I'm referencing from 1961, in what was otherwise considered the working edition at the time. I was completely surprised that so many readers came out of the woodwork for the new edition, considering that most readers these days will do anything but try and read some real literary work. This is not to belittle common literary work that appeals to mass audiences, but to lament the loss of a culture that truly values challenging works (even if it sometimes takes a long time for individual works). Anyway, Twain is Twain, I suppose.

Bookshelf status: unread

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