Are you ready for more uncensored Mark Twain? The eagerly-anticipated Autobiography of Mark Twain, Volume 2, will be published in October. 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 [more...]
At this year’s Litquake Festival, a series of literary events in the Bay Area through October 13 (most of them free), you won’t be able to throw a stone without hitting a UC Press author. Below is a full schedule of events featuring our authors (names in bold). You can find out more at the [more...]
This summer not one, but two books about Everett Ruess, the 20-year-old aspiring writer and wilderness explorer who disappeared without a trace in 1934, are being released. One is Philip Fradkin’s Everett Ruess (UC Press), which goes beyond the myth of a romantic desert wanderer to reveal the realities of Ruess’s short life and mysterious [more...]
Establishing National Poetry Month in April, which T.S. Eliot famously deemed “the cruelest month,” might seem a little misguided. But on closer look, the Academy of American Poets may be on to something. For Eliot, April is the month that stirs up all the emotions that have lain dormant in winter, “mixing/ Memory and desire.” [more...]
Image copyright Ward Sutton and the Barnes & Noble Review
We just came across Ward Sutton‘s remarkable illustrated review of the Autobiography of Mark Twain in the Barnes & Noble Review’s monthly Drawn to Read column.
Through witty graphic representation, Sutton recreates some of the highlights from Twain’s Autobiography, such as his views on patriotism, his [more...]
Senator Claire McCaskill and Robert Hirst at the Capitol Hill event. Photo courtesy of Curt Suplee and the NEH.
The General Editor of the Mark Twain Project, Robert Hirst, was invited to Washington, D.C. in February to speak about the process of editing and publishing Mark Twain’s papers. He spoke at the headquarters of the [more...]