«Finalmente imbroccai il modo giusto di scrivere un’autobiografia – spiega Twain –: cominciate con nessun periodo particolare della vostra vita; errate liberamente attraverso la vostra vita; parlate solo di ciò che vi interessa al momento; lasciatelo cadere nel momento in cui il suo interesse minaccia di svanire e indirizzate il vostro discorso verso il nuovo più interessante argomento che nel frattempo vi si è insinuato nella mente. Inoltre fate in modo che la narrazione sia la combinazione di un diario e di un’autobiografia. In tal modo avrete il vivido presente a contrastare con le memorie di cose analoghe del passato; questa specie di contrasti ha un fascino proprio».
- ISBN: 8811132509
- Casa Editrice: Garzanti
- Pagine: 628
I started crying from happiness at about page two. When I finished this book, Joe and I got in the car and drove directly to his house in Hartford CT and I cried all the way through that too. He is wonderful, brilliant, genius. Learning about his life from his own pen felt like a gift. From him, I'v Leggi tutto
“In this Autobiography I shall keep in mind that I am speaking from the grave. I am literally speaking from the grave, because I shall be dead when the book issues from the press”(Twain xxxv). The Autobiography of Mark Twain explores the many aspects and anecdotes of Mark Twain’s life, as well as th Leggi tutto
Авторът на първия роман, който прочетох в живота си. Всяко подрастващо момче може смело да навлезе в живота, ако е чел Марк Твен. Радвам се, че продължавам да го преотривам. Leggi tutto
When it was good it was very very good but when it was bad it was boring af.
Striking: his use of chiasmus (crossing of terms in one sentence). For instance: "When I was younger I could remember anything, whether it had happened or not; but my faculties are decaying now and soon I shall be so I cannot remember any but the things that never happened. It is sad to go to pieces Leggi tutto
This is NOT the Mark Twain Post 100 years Autobiography that everyone is talking about. This book was copyrighted in 1959 by the editor Charles Neider . The 2010 Autobiography of Mark Twain. Vol. 1 is found elsewhere on GRs. Neider's most important book, however, was arguably The Autobiography of Mar Leggi tutto
Ok, I have decided to mete out the 5 stars sparingly. The rating wouldn't mean much if it was given to just any old book that I happened to like. This book though, is without a doubt, one of those few that actually deserves more than 5 stars and it is therefore one of my favorite books of all time.
I enjoyed this so much. It is a completely unconventional bio, and the introduction is extremely interesting and helpful in understanding the book's structure: it doesn't have one. As Twain remembered things, he wrote them. They were to be published in the order of composition. I like this. It helps Leggi tutto
عشرون عاما مرت قبل أن أقرأ ثانية لمارك توين، لا أكاد أصدق هذا، "كاتب طفولتي المفضل الذي كانت روايته "مغامرات هكلبري فين هي أول ما أقرأ من روايات على الإطلاق. لا يمكن لأحد أن يتخيل إلى أي حد شغفت بمغامرات هذين الصديقين المتشردين: هكلبري فين وتوم سوير، وفي كل مرة أقرأ عنهما كنت أكرر قراءة تلك المعلومات Leggi tutto
Twain's Autobiography was dictated and written around 1906, intended for full publication only after 100 years. This is the mid-century edition from 1958 of a portions of that longer work. Restricted by Twain's surviving daughter, and Twain's own instructions, this is not as complete or as long as t Leggi tutto
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