Mark Twain died on this day…

“Pity is for the living, envy is for the dead.”
On this day in 1910, Mark Twain shuffled off this mortal coil. Today marks the 100th anniversary of Twain’s death – is there any American author, living or dead, who means so much to American literature and America itself? And is there another author whose writing still speaks so pointedly to us today?
I encourage you all to take some time and read some Twain today, whether it’s revisiting a work from your childhood or a work to which you have not been introduced.


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