Mark Twain's Interviews: Supplement Two

Mark Twain's Interviews: Supplement Two NoteandDocuments JOE WEBB AND HAROLD K. BUSH, JR. Following the template provided by Rachel Harmon and Gary Scharnhorst in the spring 2007 issue of ALR, we here offer a second supplement to Mark Twain:TheCompleteInterviews.1 These three newly annotated interviews are each spaced roughly a decade apart, and each is in its own way representative of Twain's views on both life and the interview process at the time of its publication. Twain's disinterest and flippant attitude in the first (15a) is reminiscent of the tone in his short piece, "An Encounter with an Interviewer," which first appeared in 1874. The second supplemental interview (56a) highlights the humorist's role at the end of the nineteenth century as an American diplomat to the literary world. The third addition (162a) belongs to the sentimental group of Missouri interviews of 1902, when Twain returned to his boyhood home for the final time. 15a. New York MailandExpress, ca. 28 March 1882; rpt. "Twain Interviews Himself," Wheeling (W.V.)Register, 29 March 1882, p. 3. Attired in a business suit of gray cheviot and looking bright and active, Samuel L. Clemens ("Mark Twain") leaned over the desk in the office of the Hotel Brunswick this morning and http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png American Literary Realism University of Illinois Press

Mark Twain's Interviews: Supplement Two

American Literary Realism, Volume 40 (3) – Apr 4, 2008

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NoteandDocuments JOE WEBB AND HAROLD K. BUSH, JR. Following the template provided by Rachel Harmon and Gary Scharnhorst in the spring 2007 issue of ALR, we here offer a second supplement to Mark Twain:TheCompleteInterviews.1 These three newly annotated interviews are each spaced roughly a decade apart, and each is in its own way representative of Twain's views on both life and the interview process at the time of its publication. Twain's disinterest and flippant attitude in the first (15a) is reminiscent of the tone in his short piece, "An Encounter with an Interviewer," which first appeared in 1874. The second supplemental interview (56a) highlights the humorist's role at the end of the nineteenth century as an American diplomat to the literary world. The third addition (162a) belongs to the sentimental group of Missouri interviews of 1902, when Twain returned to his boyhood home for the final time. 15a. New York MailandExpress, ca. 28 March 1882; rpt. "Twain Interviews Himself," Wheeling (W.V.)Register, 29 March 1882, p. 3. Attired in a business suit of gray cheviot and looking bright and active, Samuel L. Clemens ("Mark Twain") leaned over the desk in the office of the Hotel Brunswick this morning and

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