I would have surmised it was included in Andreas Austilat's 2013
edition _A Tramp in Berlin_, but not only is the essay itself not
there, i can't even find a mention of it in the volume.
On Wed, 5 Jan 2022 12:21:04 -0800
Scott Holmes <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>I recently came across a reference to an essay by Mark Twain entitled
>"Postal Service". This was in a series of essays written by David
>Graeber included in a book entitled "The Utopia of Rules". He
>remarked "Mark Twain, who lived briefly in Berlin between 1891 and
>1892, was so taken with it that he composed one of his only known
>non-satirical essays, entitled “Postal Service,” just to celebrate its
>wondrous efficiency.". This was in reference to the German postal
>system. I have been unable to locate this essay by Twain.
>I'm casting about for interesting bits about Twain's dealing with
>bureaucracies. I know there are far too many of them to deal with
>this comprehensively but I do hope to catch the flavor.
Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Hochbruck
Dept. of English
Centre for Security and Society
Albert Ludwigs University Freiburg
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