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Monday, May 24, 2010

Mark Twain Self Written Autobiography


As a writer I look up to the greats and know that I will never be able to walk in their shoes. Giants like Mark Twain aka Samuel Clemens, were minds that never found a boundary in their written works. True to form for Twain, he left instructions for his personally written autobiography that he wrote in his last year of life to be published after 100 years after his death.

I'm willing to bet he hated his publishers guts but that would be a writers assumption on my part. The written works have been available to anyone that wanted to travel to California to the University of California at Berkley for some time now. But the book in three parts or a trilogy will start to be released in November of 2010.

This is going to be a book series that I'm going to buy. A self written autobiography by Mark Twain is a writers wet dream and a history buffs Nirvana!

Exactly a century after rumours of his death turned out to be entirely accurate, one of Mark Twain's dying wishes is at last coming true: an extensive, outspoken and revelatory autobiography which he devoted the last decade of his life to writing is finally going to be published.

The creator of Tom Sawyer, Huckleberry Finn and some of the most frequently misquoted catchphrases in the English language
left behind 5,000 unedited pages of memoirs when he died in 1910, together with handwritten notes saying that he did not want them to hit bookshops for at least a century.

That milestone has now been reached, and in November the University of California, Berkeley, where the manuscript is in a vault, will release the first volume of Mark Twain's autobiography. The eventual trilogy will run to half a million words, and shed new light on the quintessentially American novelist. - The Independent

See you in line at the book store Mike Jones when this comes out in November of 2010!!!

Papamoka

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5 Comments:

Blogger W. Will W. said...

Self written autobiography?

Autobiography is a book about the life of a person, written by that person.

10:51 AM  
Blogger Jersey McJones said...

THIS I HAVE to read!!!

JMJ

9:39 PM  
Blogger Papamoka said...

It's a Twain thing Will. LOL!

9:54 PM  
Blogger W. Will W. said...

Twain in fact had a intellectually satisfying and profitable relationship with his publisher - himself. Ouch, that smarts eh?

Um... as a "writer" you should know that when referencing an idiom or style that the use of italics or quotes are required. Especially when using blogspot.

In your post you made no reference to the post title. Me thinks its just a "Papamoka thing".

I know a girl who can help with your "style",
http://grammar.quickanddirtytips.com/default.aspx

Good luck!

7:47 AM  
Blogger Papamoka said...

Will,

If I wrote for the New York Times then have at it with my grammar but otherwise, I'm just a dude with a blog so as they say in Worcester.... Piss the F off ya bastid! LOL!

Signed,
ME aka Papamoka

6:30 PM  

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