Self-reinventor. Master of self-aggrandizement. The first blogger. An enigma shrouded in a white suit. These are just a few of the labels that have been applied to Mark Twain since UC Press announced it would publish his uncensored Autobiography 100 years after his death.
In celebration of this important milestone and in honor of our [more...]
Here is a lively series of interviews introducing viewers to the work that went on behind the scenes in the production of the Autobiography of Mark Twain, to be published in Nov, 2010 by UC Press. This and many more videos can be found at thisismarktwain.com.
The BBC World Service recently interviewed Bob Hirst, editor at the Mark Twain Project, and John Freeman, editor of Granta Magazine, which published an excerpt of the Autobiography of Mark Twain in its most recent issue.
Granta chose the excerpt, called “The Farm”, for the clarity and detail of Twain’s childhood memories, said Freeman: “This piece [more...]
If Mark Twain were alive today, he would undoubtedly have something to say about YouTube, the war in Afghanistan, and the BP oil spill (see The Onion‘s recent review). In his forthcoming Autobiography, called one of the year’s most anticipated books, he offers his frank opinions of President Roosevelt, greed on Wall Street, and [more...]
“In this Autobiography I shall keep in mind that I am speaking from the grave….I speak from the grave rather than with my living tongue, for good reason: I can speak thence freely”, Mark Twain writes in the preface to his autobiography.
He spent his last years writing his life and times, but left instructions that [more...]
University of California Press and The Mark Twain Project are pleased to announce the landmark publication of Mark Twain’s Autobiography. The book and companion website will be available in 2010 to coincide with the centennial year of Mark Twain’s death.
The autobiography will be the flagship publication in a year-long tribute to America’s most beloved author. [more...]