The Autobiography of Mark Twain- A Book Discussion with Dr. Kerry Driscoll

In this uncensored autobiography, a very different Twain emerges, one who is more pointedly political and who's observations of American life are very acerbic. Come and join Dr. Kerry Driscoll who will lead this book discussion on January 24, 2012.
Jan. 10, 2012 - PRLog -- The Autobiography of Mark Twain
A Book Discussion Led by Dr. Kerry Driscoll
Tuesday, January 24, 7:00-8:15 p.m.

Wry, cranky, droll and cantankerous- that’s the Mark Twain we think we know, thanks to reading Huck Finn and Tom Sawyer in high school.  But in this uncensored autobiography, a very different Twain emerges, more pointedly political and willing to play the role of the angry prophet.  Though this autobiography contains its share of homespun tales, some of Twain’s observations about American life are very acerbic, which he himself feared would damage his reputation if not withheld.

Kerry Driscoll is a professor of English and a department chair at St. Joseph College in West Hartford.  She is the recipient of two Fulbright awards to the University of Heidelberg, Germany and in 2007 was awarded a yearlong Faculty Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Humanities for her book manuscript in progress, Mark Twain among the Indians.  Dr. Driscoll is also the author of numerous essays about Mark Twain and a contributing editor of the Mark Twain Annual.

Limited copies of this book will be available to borrow from the Oliver Wolcott Library.  Space is limited. Registration is required and can be done by calling 860-567-8030 or logging onto and clicking on Programs/Adult Programs.
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