while i was looking through the iranian.com calendar of events, i saw that perhaps the most important date in american literary history was missing. although mark twain wasnt iranian, he is well liked in iran, and he was a very progressive man in his time, and perhaps the greatest american writer and thinker. november first, 2010 marks the 100th year anniversary of his death! on his death bed he dictated a rambling 15 volume autobiography with the stipulation that it would not be published until 100 years after his death. berkeley press has the rights and volume one will come out in berkeley this november 1st. what could be in that book that he wanted kept secret for 100 years.
AND what a lie that there is no censorship in the USA! its censorship by omission. no one that ive talked to here knows anything about mark twain’s autobiography, while one would think that it should be the talk of the town. i guess that in this land of excess and waste, dancing with the stars and monday night football take priority.