In a message dated 96-01-04 23:37:59 EST, you write:

>I don't necessarily remember What Is Man as being that dark but I too really
>enjoyed it.
>Is there a standard to judge work as generally dark or not.

The Dark Years of Twain are considered to be during the years that his
daughter(s) and wife died.  "What is Man?" is a work from that period.

Rob McMonigal