21 02, 2018

Extracts From Adam’s Diary

By |2018-02-21T05:09:35-07:00February 21st, 2018|Book Reviews, Thoughts|

“Extracts from Adam’s Diary,” published by Mark Twain in 1893 before “Eve’s Diary” in 1905, is not as charming, humorous, and unforgettable as “Eve’s Diary,” perhaps because he was not moved when he wrote “Extracts” by his wife’s death in 1904 as he was when he composed “Eve.” For “Eve” reminded him of her, the [...]

18 02, 2018

A wonderful sentimental book that prompts us to think

By |2018-02-18T11:20:20-07:00February 18th, 2018|Book Reviews, Thoughts|

Eve’s Diary By Mark Twain   Scholars say that a year after Mark Twain’s wife Olivia (1870-1904) died, in 1905, Twain published his charming tale called “Eve’s Diary” with her and her feminist beliefs in mind. In the first two chapters of his book on philosophy, “Guide of the Perplexed,” Maimonides, Judaism’s greatest thinker, read [...]

16 03, 2016

The very strange philosophy of Mark Twain

By |2016-03-16T11:41:33-07:00March 16th, 2016|Book Reviews, Thoughts|

                                                                                                                 What is Man?   Mark Twain is widely known as a humorist, but there is one very serious book that he wrote, “What is Man?” He held off publishing the book for many years and constantly made changes in it because he felt, correctly, that people would reject his ideas, and he later [...]