Mark Twain wanted his autobiography kept under wraps for 100 years after his death. That was 100 years ago. While much of the book has dribbled out in bits and pieces in the decades since, the Mark Twain Project at the University of California, Berkeley , has just released Volume 1 (of three) of an authoritative edition, and it’s turning up on best-seller lists.
Vartan Gregorian, president of Carnegie Corporation of New York, hovered over a rare edition of Mark Twain’s “Adventures of Huckleberry Finn” Monday night at the Thomas Jefferson Building of the Library of Congress.
When Ellen DeGeneres receives the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor at the John F. Kennedy Center on Oct. 22, laughing along will be sponsor Capital One Financial Corp.’s president of retail and direct banking, Jonathan Witter.
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Co., the publisher of authors from Mark Twain to J.R.R. Tolkien, won conditional permission to borrow $400 million of a $500 million loan to fund operations during a 30-day reorganization.
Lost in the hoopla over the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling upholding the Affordable Care Act is a fascinating and important free-speech decision that is one of the oddest in the already strange history of the First Amendment.