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Mark Twain on Zombies

Samuel Langhorne Clemens, better known to the world as Mark Twain, is widely regarded as one of America’s finest novelists, providing wit and humor with such works as Tom Sawyer and the Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. 520 more words


Mystery Twain (01/26/97)

Twainomania! Twain-o-rama! Mark Twain Revival! Get on board or you’ll miss the Twain!

With a slight Porky Pig interpolation, that seems to be the noise Oxford’s new Twain set wants to make—in unacknowledged opposition to the quiet hum of the University of California Press’ ongoing Twain Project, which combines (ideally) definitive scholarly editions of both published and unpublished or uncollected work with briefly annotated versions for the general public. 2,092 more words

Greil Marcus

The Great 6th Grade Frog Jumping Contest

When I was a little girl, every spring and early summer I would fall asleep to the sound of peep toads.  In addition to the peepers, we had many other types of frogs in the area and I would look for them in the local ponds and play with them for a while before setting them free.   1,171 more words


Mark Twain: I didn't attend the funeral,

I didn’t attend the funeral, but I sent a nice letter saying that I approved of it.
— Mark Twain

Image: By Andrew Balet (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons


A Stop at Newtown

Spring has not get touched the tree-covered hills to the east of Elmira, New York, but the Chemung River sparkles in quiet anticipation as it flows between them. 971 more words

Where Can I Sell Short Stories?

By Rebecca Willman Gernon

If you are a novice writer, before you try to interest an agent in your great American novel, master the art of writing a short story. 256 more words

Rebecca Gernon

Quote of the Day

The main difference between a cat and a lie is that a cat only has nine lives.


Mark Twain


Compliments of Cole Sobin. He wanted a cat quote. Gotta love this kid.