Friends, Please forgive thoughtess use of the word "definitive" as it
applies to any biography of Sam Clemens, or, mark Twain. I assure all that
it was not, nor, is my intention to ride in to this forum like some frothy
chinned revolutionary intent on inciting upheaval of the status quo. I see
that the term " definitive " was a poor choice of words. A less
iconoclastic metaphor should have been chosen. In fact, with hindsight,
perhaps I might have been well advised to just ask the question outright
that was the basis for the request. Please remember that I am still just
feeling my way in this forum, and I am a bit in awe of the scholarly
credentials that accompany your remarks and suggestions.
I want to thank everyone involved for their help and insights re: my
request for a definitive biography. Truthfully, my friends, I hope there
never is one. I have a mental picture just now of Mark Twain lighting up a
cigar and casting a wry grin over the entire cast of his "Community".
Hopefully, no one will hold a grudge against the " Janitor" for posing this
calamitous inquiry in the first place.
Sincere regards and thanks to all;
Lloyd JH Grant
Coyote Communications, Inc.
PO Box 5015
Lakeland, Fl. 33807
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Consilium est libere,
cum desiderum est minimus.
( or Latin to that effect...)