(aka Samuel T. Clemens)
[1835 - 1910]
River Boy: The Story of Mark Twain (2003) by William Anderson with Dan
Ages 9 - 12
The Spooky Art: Thoughts on Writing (2003) by
Throughout, Mailer ties in examples from his own
career, and reflects on the works of his fellow writers, living and dead --
William Styron, and a host of others.
In The Spooky Art, Mailer captures the unique untold suffering and
exhilaration of the novelistís daily life and, while plotting a clear path
for other writers to follow, maintains reverence for the underlying mystery
and power of the art.
Southern Selves: From Mark Twain and Eudora Welty to Maya Angelou and Kaye Gibbons
-- A Collection
of Autobiographical Writing (1998) by James Watkins
In this marvelous anthology thirty-one of the South's finest
writers -- from Mark Twain and
Maya Angelou to
Kaye Gibbons and
Reynolds Price, to
Eudora Welty and
Richard Wright -- make their intensely
personal contributions to a vibrant collective picture of southern life.
In the hands of these superb artists, the South's rich tradition of
storytelling is brilliantly revealed. Whether slave or master, intellectual
or "redneck," each voice in this moving and unforgettable collection is
proof that southern literature richly deserves its reputation for irreverent
humor, exquisite language, a feeling for place, and an undying, often
heartbreaking sense of the past.
Mark Twain's Letters from Hawaii (1975), A. Grove Day, ed.
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