‘The Autobiography Of Mark Twain’: Satire To Spare - Morning Edition

Mark Twain changed the rules of American fiction when, in Huckleberry Finn, he let a redneck kid tell his story in his own dialect. But the brilliant satirist had a hard time figuring out what rules to break as he struggled for years to tell his own life story. Now, 100 years after his death, Mark Twain’s autobiography is being published the way the author himself wished — from dictated stories collected by the University of California, Berkeley’s Mark Twain Project. The first volume (of three) is out now, and the long-anticipated release is drawing attention from Twain-lovers around the world.

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