Mark Twain

In dismissing Amazon’s Orwell quotation, Laura Miller misinterprets Orwell herself

By Chris Meadows
August 26, 2014 // 12 Comments

There she goes again. Salon’s Laura Miller has penned the latest in a series of tirades against Amazon, this one summing up the squabble thus far and taking issue with Amazon’s quotation of [...]

Time will create authorial greatness in the e-book era

By libertyc
February 24, 2013 // 4 Comments

Love or hate e-books, so many people at least have an opinion on the topic. Rich Adin at the blog An American Editor writes, “Are eBooks the Death Knell of Authorial Greatness?” Adin [...]

The Mark Twain Papers and Project – “virtually every document in Mark Twain’s hand known to survive”

By libertyc
June 15, 2011 // 0 Comments

From the About the Archive page: The Mark Twain Papers contain the private papers of Samuel Langhorne Clemens (Mark Twain) that he himself segregated and made available to his official biographer, [...]

How did Mark Twain really feel about perpetual copyright?

By libertyc
January 9, 2011 // 3 Comments

I’ve often mentioned that Mark Twain was a supporter of perpetual copyright, but it occurred to me that in a sense I’ve not been living up to the dictates of the state we share. I’d been taking [...]

Mark Twain scholar removes n-word from Huckleberry Finn

By libertyc
January 5, 2011 // 3 Comments

Only a few short months after Mark Twain’s autobiography began to be published in full for the first time (and became an unexpected best-seller), one of the most famous controversies spawned by his [...]

Mark Twain autobiography selling faster than publisher can print it

By libertyc
November 22, 2010 // 5 Comments

Remember that Mark Twain autobiography, allowed to be published in full only a century after Samuel Clemens’s death? The New York Times reports that it’s turning into a surprise runaway [...]

Posthumous Mark Twain autobiography raises copyright question, is free to read on-line

By libertyc
October 23, 2010 // 3 Comments

Mike Masnick at Techdirt has a post considering the possible copyright status of the new three-volume Mark Twain autobiography that is being published in its entirety and as Twain originally intended [...]

Mark Twain’s autobiography to be published in full, 100 years after his death

By libertyc
May 24, 2010 // 6 Comments

Just over 100 years ago, Samuel Langhorne Clemens, better known as Mark Twain, passed away as Halley’s Comet passed in the sky. He left behind him a 500,000-word autobiographical manuscript, under [...]

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