Mark Twain: On Masturbation

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One evening in Paris in 1879, The Stomach Club, a society of American writers and artists, gathered to drink well, to eat a good dinner and hear an address by Mark Twain. He was among friends and, according to the custom of the club, he delivered a humorous talk on a subject hardly ever mentioned in public in that day and age. After the meeting, he preserved the manuscript among his papers. It was finally printed in a pamphlet limited to 50 copies 64 years later. The speech satirically dealt with masturbation and the bane it is on our society. His remarks rubbed Victorian society the wrong way, and were censored for a century. Mark Twain (pseudonym of Samuel Langhorne Clemens) (1835-1910), quintessential American humorist, lecturer, essayist, and author wrote The Adventures of Tom Sawyer.

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Samuel Langhorne Clemens, known by his pen name Mark Twain, was an eminent American writer, humorist, entrepreneur, publisher, and lecturer. Born on November 30, 1835, in Florida, Missouri, Twain grew to become one of the most celebrated figures in American literature. His keen wit and incisive satire earned him praise from critics and peers alike. Twain's writing is characterized by its vivid narrative voice, its colorful depiction of American life, and its unflinching examination of social issues and human behavior. Perhaps best known for his novels 'The Adventures of Tom Sawyer' (1876) and 'Adventures of Huckleberry Finn' (1885), Twain's legacy encompasses a wide range of literary works. 'Mark Twain: On Masturbation' is a lesser-known piece that reflects his characteristic blend of humor with the contemplation of human nature and mores. Though often considered a taboo subject, Twain's treatment of masturbation in this text is emblematic of his ability to broach sensitive topics in a manner that is both enlightening and entertaining. Throughout his career, Twain's works have garnered both popular and critical acclaim, solidifying his place as a giant of American literature. He passed away on April 21, 1910, but his influence on the literary canon is immortal, as generations continue to appreciate his literary brilliance.

Produkt Details

Verlag: DigiCat

Genre: Sprache - Englisch

Sprache: English

Umfang: 36 Seiten

Größe: 333,2 KB

ISBN: 8596547762720