Sunday, March 17, 2013

Scribblin' For A Living: Mark Twain's Pivotal Period In Buffalo

Anne Neville at the Buffalo News reports on a book on Mark Twain's time in Buffalo, New York.

Samuel Langhorne Clemens – Mark Twain – spent just 18 months of his 74 years in Buffalo.
But what a tumultuous year-and-a-half it was.

Twain arrived in Buffalo in mid-August 1869 as a bachelor and left as a married man with an infant son.

He arrived as an enthusiastic co-editor and co-owner of a newspaper and left as a man who would never practice journalism again.

Twain’s time in Buffalo was brightened by love and marriage, fraught with illness and death.

It was also a time that has been widely misrepresented as a grim period of solitude and stagnation.
Mark Twain’s Buffalo life has now been fully illuminated by the work of Kenmore resident Thomas J. Reigstad, a lifelong Twain aficionado and scholar.  

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