Mark Twain, one of the founders of American literature

Humor as an insuperable weapon to take measures in power, and after taking them, to distance themselves from them

SATURDAY 2ND MAY 2020

«I have no prejudices of race, caste or religion.
All I care about a man is that he’s a human being:
That’s all I need… nothing could be worse»
Mark Twain

Mark Twain, writer, humorist, aphorist and lecturer is regarded as one of the founders of American literature.

Author of masterpieces such as “The Adventures of Tom Sawyer” and “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn“, he is often remembered for his works for boys, but in reality he was, and still is, a writer read and appreciated by an audience of all ages.

His novels are an inexhaustible mine of quotations still considered a condensed difficult to overcome irony and intelligence.

In a few lines, through the sharp humor with which he observes reality, Mark Twain manages to tackle complex topics by thoroughly investigating all the hidden aspects of the human soul.

I libri di Mark Twain disponibili su MLOL, la Media Library on Line  (in italian only)

And as you might expect Mark Twain is in turn the protagonist of quotes from other writers:
“He who considers him one of the fathers of American literature is wrong by default: he is one of the fathers of democratic literature of all latitudes, and one of the greatest coders of humor as an insuperable weapon to take measures in power, and after having taken them, distance.”

Michele Serra

Mark Twain on Wikipedia

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