Mark Twain Rises Again

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They
can’t keep Mark Twain quiet.

The centenary
of his death takes place next year but he is in the news again with
the publication of a "new" short story, The Undertaker’s
Tale in The Strand magazine.

This in turn
heralds a new whole new collection of fiction and non-fiction, Who
is Mark Twain?
, to be published next month.

Thirteen years
ago, Twain made the headlines (and a special feature in the New
Yorker) when a new "comprehensive" edition of Huckleberry
Finn
was published, including such previously unseen material
as the Jim and the Dead Man sequence.

And in 2003,
Shelley Fisher Fishkin published her edition of Twain’s comic play,
Is
He Dead?

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March
30, 2009

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