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BOOKS - FICTION
_Compositions for the Young and Old_. By Paul G. Tremblay. Dominion, 2004.
Softcover, 209 pages. $15.00. ISBN: 1-930977-43-4. Tremblay's book is a
collection of twenty short stories. One of the stories titled "So Many
Things Left Out" is a horror/science fiction story featuring Mark Twain who
has been resurrected by voodoo. Tremblay was inspired to write his story by
the controversy surrounding the publication of _Jap Herron_ in 1917, a book
claimed to have been dictated by Twain via the ouija board, and _Jap
Herron_ is a prominent part of the story. Another short story featuring
legendary baseball player Ty Cobb is titled "Hackin' at the Peach." This is
not a collection of stories for the squeamish. The amazon link for this
_The Adventures of Mark Twain_. Musical score by Max Steiner. Performed by
Moscow Symphony Orchestra and Chorus; conducted by William Stromberg. Liner
notes by Bill Whitaker. Naxos, 2004. 70:49. CD. $6.95. ASIN: B0002TXT5W.
This is a soundtrack CD from the 1944 movie based on Mark Twain's life
which featured Frederic March as Twain and Alexis Smith as Olivia Clemens.
The liner notes include a brief background and history of the movie and
Clara Clemens's involvement in the production. Amazon features audio clips
from the twenty-nine tracks on the CD.
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