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...]
Attention Southern California: Make sure you get to the Hammer Museum on Tuesday, February 8 at 7:00 p.m. for a one-of-a-kind celebration of the Autobiography of Mark Twain. Scholar and editor of the Mark Twain Project Robert Hirst will discuss Twain’s life and work, followed by a panel discussion with legendary performer Hal Holbrook, moderated [more...]
NewSouth Books has decided to move ahead with their new version of Mark Twain’s classic book, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, despite widespread criticism of the edition, which replaces Mark Twain’s use of the n-word with the word “slave” on 219 occasions. If you’d like to stick with the uncensored version, UC Press’s authoritative edition of [more...]
Crosscurrents, the daily news magazine from KALW Public Radio, broadcast a special edition of the show last week focusing on Mark Twain’s life in the Bay Area.
Featuring interviews with Robert Hirst and Victor Fischer of the Mark Twain Project, the program reveals how the “story of [Clemens'] life began to unfold in very unexpected ways” [more...]
Some of you, especially those with a proclivity to send email and twitter messages asking about this, seem to have noticed a slight discrepancy between the publication date of the Autobiography of Mark Twain, the availability date, and when you can expect to actually go to a local store and find a copy.
It would be [more...]
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...]
The Autobiography of Mark Twain rose to the top of Amazon’s bestsellers list last weekend, and hit #3 on barnesandnoble.com, prompting responses around the web from bloggers who feel Twain is very much at home in the internet age.
Gawker asked, “Was Mark Twain the ‘World’s First Blogger’?” and provided a list of pros and cons [more...]