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Mark Twain has sometimes been compared with his contemporary, Anatole France. This comparison is not so pointless as it may sound. Both men were the spiritual children of Voltaire, both had an ironical, sceptical view of life, and a native pessimism overlaid by gaiety; both knew that the existing social order is a swindle and its cherished beliefs mostly delusions.
Midwest, bagian barat tengah negeri Paman Sam, di telinga saya lebih lekat dengan cerita-cerita koboi dan para penjelajah yang berani dan penuh semangat petualangan. Midwest yang terletak di tengah-tengah daratan Amerika Utara terdiri dari 12 negara bagian yakni Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, Wisconsin dan yang tak kalah penting Iowa. 960 more words