Submitted by scott on Tue, 09/20/2022 - 11:36

September – Bookman (NY) ran a sour article, “Mark Twain’s Publicity R.I.P.” p. 9-10. Tenney: “‘Mark Twain’s work,’ said one British writer when British applause was at its loudest, ‘has absolutely no connection with literature,’ and some of it ‘has for sheer concentrated vulgarity never been beaten’; and it was a pity, said another, that Oxford did not honor Henry James instead. The American press reported only England’s praise when MT visited. The trouble with these journalistic orgies of praise is that they ‘always look the week after like public funerals of common sense’” [43].

Sam inscribed a copy of The Immigrant Jew in America, by Edmund James (1855-1925), et al: “S.L. Clemens, Tuxedo Park, Sept. 1907” [Gribben 349].

Day By Day Acknowledgment

Mark Twain Day By Day was originally a print reference, meticulously created by David Fears, who has generously made this work available, via the Center for Mark Twain Studies, as a digital edition.