Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Twain Of Green Eyeshade And Red Pencil

A fine New York Times article on Mark Twain's personal library, regarding the marginalia scribbled therein, and the corrections of other authors' works.

Anyone who's read his savaging of James Fenimore Cooper - - Fenimore Cooper's Literary Offenses - - knows the sort of vitriol old Samuel could summon about the literary quality of books.

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