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A couple interesting reviews in the Sunday Times

Garrison Keillor finds Mark Twain capable of a bit of commerce, even a hundred years after rumors of his demise were precisely accurate and Michael Kinsley writes a more or less measured review of Decision Points, other than a parting cheap shot about W. probably being more fun when he drank (I’ll call a spade,”a spade” here, even when concerning 43).


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More, without further ado

Cal Berkeley is set to release the first volume of Mark Twain’s massive autobiography, which he stipulated not be published until 100 years after his death. The Independent article handles that absolutely necessary “rumors of his death” pun.

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Top 50 author-to-author disses of all-time

compiled by examiner.com. Not surprisingly Mark Twain has something to say about everybody, Faulkner calls Twain “A hack writer who would not have been considered fourth rate in Europe,” and Hemingway of all people calls Faulkner a drunk. Enjoy.

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