Tuesday, December 14, 2010
The Ultimate Storyteller—in Life AND in Death
I wrote about The Autobiography of Mark Twain in yesterday's edition of Small Town Newspaper. You can read it here, if you want.
This is the photograph I had in mind while I read Clemens' dictations. He really was a masterful storyteller, even when rambling on about the poorly designed door knobs in Florence or in describing the Countess Massiglia, who he described as a "pestiferous character." About her, he said, “She is excitable, malicious, malignant, vengeful, unforgiving, selfish, stingy, avaricious, coarse, vulgar, profane, obscene, a furious blusterer on the outside and at heart a coward.” And I laughed out loud.
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