Monday, May 24, 2010

Please wait until I've been dead for 100 years

Apparently Samuel Langhorne Clemens (pen name: Mark Twain), author of The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and other giants of the American canon, demanded that his autobiography not be released until at least 100 years after his death. Well, since he kicked the bucket in April of 1910, publishers are preparing to release the first volume of his 500,000 word autobiography.

I'm not particulary interested in poring over 5000 pages of Twain's twaddle, but it's really interesting that he would make such a stipulation in his will. Anyway, he was interesting, candid, controversial and funny in his time, so I'm sure that his autobiography will not disappoint.

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