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Mike Stone <[log in to unmask]>
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Mon, 10 Oct 2016 15:33:00 -0500
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Yes, Mr. Zwick's groundbreaking work was an important influence on my play,
Mark Twain Interruption.  His work is essential to a proper understanding of
Twain's late period.

Michel L. Stone
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-----Original Message-----
From: Mark Twain Forum [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Shelley Fisher
Sent: Monday, October 10, 2016 11:30 AM
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Subject: Re: Jim Zwick

When I contacted Jim's sister again in March 2016 to explore the ways of po=
ssibly republishing the book, given its importance and given the interest i=
n Twain scholars in having it more readily available,  she responded that J=
im did not plan on pursuing the republication of the book for reasons she w=
ould rather not get into.  She added that there are copies available for pu=
rchase online.   (Several are available at a reasonable price on abe books =
or amazon, right now, for example). Jim did all of us an extraordinary serv=
ice when he came out with that book, setting off a major reevaluation of th=
is chapter of Twain's life. I highly recommend Jim's second book, as well: =
Confronting Imperialism: Mark Twain and the Anti-Imperialist League. It is =
still readily available at a very reasonable cost.  Anyone with a strong in=
terest in Twain cannot afford to neglect Jim Zwick's groundbreaking contrib=

On Oct 10, 2016, at 6:10 AM, Barbara Schmidt <[log in to unmask]<mailto:s=
[log in to unmask]>> wrote:

Zwick's obituary is online from the Hartford (Connecticut) COURANT:

It states:

Zwick is survived by his father and step-mother Frank and Lynn Zwick of
Myrtle Beach, SC, his sister Joan Zwick of Tolland, brothers David of Old
Saybrook, Douglas of Los Angeles, and their families.

If you are asking about translating WEAPONS OF SATIRE, at the time Zwick
published that book, some of the essays were still under copyright.  Zwick
had plans to reissue the book which had fallen out of print.  However,
shortly before his death he told me that Harper, who owned the copyrights,
wanted too high a price to grant permission to reprint the material and he
had abandoned the idea of reprinting the book.  Thus, I think anyone who
wished to translate and reissue the book would not only have to deal with
the Zwick estate, but possibly with Harper, the owner of the original
copyrights to those particular essays.