Indeed, for he’s been dead for a century.
And then this happened:
Twain, the pen name of Samuel Clemens, left behind 5,000 unedited pages of memoirs when he died in 1910, together with handwritten notes saying that he did not want them to hit bookshops for at least a century, but in November, the University of California, Berkeley, where the manuscript is in a vault, will release the first volume of Mark Twain’s three-volume autobiography.
I’m seriously excited to read this!
If you’ve never dived into Twain before other than the things you may have been handed in school, I heartily recommend you take another look at this works. His social commentary was bold, cutting and hilarious at the same time – and as mentioned in the article may have been the reason he wanted to wait 100 years before the publication of his autobiography. The people of that generation probably couldn’t have handled it.
It’s going to be a long six months…