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Mark Twain

[PDF] Read ✓ Mark Twain : by Larzer Ziff [PDF] Read ✓ Mark Twain : by Larzer Ziff - Mark Twain, Mark Twain Mark Twain towered above the American literary landscape With a worldwide fame greater than that of statesmen scientists or entertainers Twain was in his own words the most conspicuous man on the p

  • Title: Mark Twain
  • Author: Larzer Ziff
  • ISBN: 9780195170191
  • Page: 318
  • Format: Hardcover

[PDF] Read ✓ Mark Twain : by Larzer Ziff, Mark Twain, Larzer Ziff, Mark Twain Mark Twain towered above the American literary landscape With a worldwide fame greater than that of statesmen scientists or entertainers Twain was in his own words the most conspicuous man on the planet Now in this wonderful recounting of his career Larzer Ziff offers an incisive illuminating look at one of the giants of American letters Mark Twain emerges in tMark Twain towered a

Mark Twain

[PDF] Read ✓ Mark Twain : by Larzer Ziff [PDF] Read ✓ Mark Twain : by Larzer Ziff - Mark Twain, Mark Twain Mark Twain towered above the American literary landscape With a worldwide fame greater than that of statesmen scientists or entertainers Twain was in his own words the most conspicuous man on the p Mark Twain

  • [PDF] Read ✓ Mark Twain : by Larzer Ziff
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  1. This slim little volume is a gem of a perceptively wrought portrait of the white suited sly witted charmer of American letters I ve been hoarding Twain quotes for most of my adult life, and could not resist this biography by a professor of American literary culture If you are a fan of Twain, if you crave reassurance that our current uneasy political climate is a recurring pattern which has reared and faded before, if you have a taste for an understated tale of bounteous survival in the face of c [...]


  2. An extremely short and sweet bio on Twain, this book was actually not quite what I thought I was getting when I read it It was well researched, but it reflected an aspect of the man s life that could be summed up and easily digested in a couple hours, and I suppose I was looking for this book to teach me something new and profound based on the titles of each of the chapters within the book The Twain that Ziff presents does seem to be a little different than other scholars this Twain was a man th [...]


  3. A delightful short biography of Twain divided into four chapters Celebrity, Tourist, Novelist, and Humorist Ziff focuses on Twain s writing with the details of life filled in around those discussions do not recall if he gets around to Twain s death He makes me want to read Twain again With A Connecticut Yankee, a novel at war with itself yet absorbing in every detail, Mark Twain foreshadowed the ambiguous condition of the modern American writer, exposing the false values of his acquisitive socie [...]


  4. I enjoyed this overview about Mark Twain It motivated me to begin reading books that Mark Twain has written However, it was fortunate that I had recently read the biography of Mark Twain by Albert Bigelow Paine because that accounting was extremely thorough and complete Without having read the Paine account, I would have gotten much less from reading the Ziff book.


  5. This was a short biography of Mark Twain and included some critical analysis of his novels and short fiction It was, perhaps, too shortand I wanted much depth This is of an introduction, but as such was good.


  6. a little over worded but informative not heavy on pathos probably better out there for such an interesting man




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