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The Geography of Great Literature, in Hand-Lettered Typography
The Geography of Great Literature, in Hand-Lettered Typography

Twain, Didion, Thoreau, White, McCarthy, Eugenides.

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Famous Writers on New York: Timeless Private Reflections from Diaries, Letters & Personal Essays
Famous Writers on New York: Timeless Private Reflections from Diaries, Letters & Personal Essays

Mark Twain, Susan Sontag, Simone de Beauvoir, E. B. White, Washington Irving, Anaïs Nin, Italo Calvino, Edna St. Vincent Millay, Joyce Carol Oates, and more.

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Mark Twain and Rudyard Kipling Critique the Press
Mark Twain and Rudyard Kipling Critique the Press

“There are laws to protect the freedom of the press’s speech, but none that are worth anything to protect the people from the press.”

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Mark Twain on Religion and Our Human Egotism
Mark Twain on Religion and Our Human Egotism

“The human race … sits up nine nights in the week to admire its own originality.”

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The Lincoln of Literature: Mark Twain, <em>The Atlantic</em>, and the Making of the Middlebrow Magazine
The Lincoln of Literature: Mark Twain, The Atlantic, and the Making of the Middlebrow Magazine

How Twain entered the literary elite and purged literature of elitism.

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On Loves, Lunacies, and Losses: The Little-Known Poetry of Mark Twain
On Loves, Lunacies, and Losses: The Little-Known Poetry of Mark Twain

“Advance your cue and shut your eyes / And take the cushion first.”

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