A Piece of Pie, A Piece of Puddin’

Pudd’n’head Wilson
Mark Twain

pudd'nheadWoody Boyd made an awesome Mark Twain.

Or maybe he made an awesome Hal Holbrook who, after all, created the one man Twain show Woody was starring in. Regardless of which you’re familiar with (if you know neither look for the video bonus below), you’d come away with a strong belief that Twain was a great aphorist. Yet Continue reading


What a Difference a Raft Makes

Historical Romances:
The Prince and the Pauper / A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court / Personal Recollections of Joan of Arc

Mark Twain

Time, lately, has not been on my side. Neither have a lot of other things but I feel the time pressure more acutely, perhaps because I am ever more aware of what remains undone. None of which has anything to do with our subject today, which is a Library of America collection of Mark Twain’s historical fiction. Continue reading