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Post by johng » June 30th, 2020, 6:38 am

{SOLO} The Ordeal of Mark Twain by Van Wyck Brooks (1886 - 1963).

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The Ordeal of Mark Twain analyzes the literary progression of Samuel L. Clemens and attributes shortcomings to Clemens' mother and wife. The Encyclopaedia Britannica says, Brooks' work "was a psychological study attempting to show that Twain had crippled himself emotionally and curtailed his genius by repressing his natural artistic bent for the sake of his Calvinist upbringing." Also, Brooks says, his literary spirit was sidelined as "...Mark Twain was inducted (with the success of 'Innocents Abroad') into the Gilded Age, launched, in defiance of that instinct which only for a few years was to allow him inner peace, upon the vast welter of a society blind like himself, like him committed to the pursuit of worldly success." And, still more disturbingly, Brooks maintains... "We shall see that in the end, never having been able to develop, to express itself, to fulfill itself, to air itself in the sun and the wind of the world, it turned as it were black and malignant, like some monstrous, morbid inner growth, poisoning Mark Twain's whole spiritual system. We have now to note its constant blind efforts to break through the censorship that had been imposed on it, to cross the threshold of the unconscious and play its part in the conscious life of this man whose will was always enlisted against it." The implication of all this begs the question, "What might a truly unleashed Mark Twain have produced?" For a recording of a New York Times review of this book, go this link: [https://archive.org/details/marktwain_nyt7_2005_librivox/marktwaininthenewyorktimes7_07_twain_128kb.mp3 ( John Greenman & Wikipedia)
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    Keywords that describe the book: Samuel L Clemens, mark twain, author's influences

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Last edited by johng on August 7th, 2020, 7:59 am, edited 5 times in total.
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Post by linny » June 30th, 2020, 6:41 am

I can stick with you as MC on this project as well. Do you have a DPL lined up?

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Post by johng » June 30th, 2020, 6:42 am

That's WONDERFUL!!!
Thanks!!!
no DPL yet....
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Post by johng » June 30th, 2020, 6:43 am

I've edited this info OUT.
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Post by linny » June 30th, 2020, 6:50 am

johng wrote:
June 30th, 2020, 6:43 am
For DPL who would prefer to follow alongwithinGoogle Books...it's available at:
https://www.google.com/books/edition/The_Ordeal_of_Mark_Twain/g-oOAAAAMAAJ?hl=en&gbpv=1&dq=The+Ordeal+of+Mark+Twain&printsec=frontcover
John,
It would be better if everyone was using the same file. Whenever possible we default to PG text. We are certain the text there is PD. Would that be ok?

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Post by cimt » June 30th, 2020, 8:14 am

johng wrote:
June 30th, 2020, 6:42 am
That's WONDERFUL!!!
Thanks!!!
no DPL yet....
I would be interested to work as another word perfect DPL if you aren't already sick of me.
Carisa

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Post by johng » June 30th, 2020, 8:21 am

Thanks Carisa!!!
That would be fantastic!
I really appreciate your “eagle ear/eye”🙏👍😷
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Post by linny » June 30th, 2020, 8:52 am

Carisa added as DPL and we are off to Going Solo! Have fun. :D

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Post by johng » June 30th, 2020, 9:35 am

Thanks Team!
🙏🤡
😷
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Post by johng » July 5th, 2020, 12:53 pm

Oh BOY!
This is going to be an ordeal, I think!!
Chapter 1 is over an hour-long!!
:-)

01 is done!
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Post by linny » July 6th, 2020, 7:36 am

Wow! That's a big beginning chapter. Just remember you can't go over 72 minutes or you will need to split the chapter into parts.

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Post by johng » July 6th, 2020, 8:57 am

Right!
Thanks for the reminder.
:-)
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Post by cimt » July 7th, 2020, 11:15 am

Chapter 1 PL Notes

3:46 ...in reality that every attack...
(said "than" instead of "that")
17:06 ...gone so far even as to discount...
(didn't say "as")
29:21 ...be characterless, be cheaply persuadable...
(said "chiefly" instead of "cheaply")
29:44 ...deep and honest privacy of his...
(said "privation" instead of "privacy")
31:11 ...term, well or less well, and...
(didn't say the second "well")
39:21 ...the force, this the energy which...
(said "was" after "this")
59:44 ..."entitled to no personal merit" for...
(said "more" instead of "personal")
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Post by johng » July 7th, 2020, 12:41 pm

wow...!!
I gotta be more careful!!
:-)

01 is corrected!!
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Post by johng » July 9th, 2020, 8:36 am

02 is done
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