Refreshing note, here.
I was wondering. America does not seem to elevate its literary
giants to a national status, when it comes to birthdays. If it did,
Twain should surely be recognized--and perhaps Emerson. Both define
much of the American character.
I wonder if other countries celebrate the birthdays of cherished
authors: Dickens in England comes to mind.
But I am all for pushing for a national day of celebration for
Twain. I think I might celebrate with a few dozen games of pool, a
couple cigars, and a hot toddy. Beats working!