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Letters from the Earth: Uncensored Writings - Mark Twain, Bernard DeVoto, Henry Nash Smith
Letters from the Earth: Uncensored Writings
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"I have told you nothing about man that is not true." You must pardon me if I repeat that remark now and then in these letters; I want you to take seriously the things I am telling you, and I feel that if I were in your place and you in mine, I should need that reminder from time to time, to keep... show more
"I have told you nothing about man that is not true." You must pardon me if I repeat that remark now and then in these letters; I want you to take seriously the things I am telling you, and I feel that if I were in your place and you in mine, I should need that reminder from time to time, to keep my credulity from flagging.In Letters from the Earth, Twain presents himself as the Father of History -- reviewing and interpreting events from the Garden of Eden through the Fall and the Flood, translating the papers of Adam and his descendants through the generations. First published fifty years after his death, this eclectic collection is vintage Twain: sharp, witty, imaginative, complex, and wildly funny.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780060518653 (0060518650)
Publisher: Harper Perennial Modern Classics
Pages no: 321
Edition language: English
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Pablos czytelnik
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2.5 Zamiast konstruktywnej krytyki – frustracja, czyli o „Listach z Ziemi” M. Twaina
Nieduża książeczka, która obiecywała tak wiele tematem i nazwiskiem autora dla mnie niestety okazała się ogromnym rozczarowaniem. Nie należąc do wielkich fanów chrześcijaństwa, religii, czy też wiary w przeróżne mistyczne zjawiska miałem nadzieję na coś konstruktywnie krytycznego, coś napisane przez...
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5.0 Letters from the Earth: Uncensored Writings
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