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Please join me in raising a glass of Boodles (that's gin, and Cal's favorite) in toasting our Letters from the Earth author.
These are all great reads, but I expect the work that most humanists leap to as their secret pleasure in the Twain canon is, and will always be, Letters from the Earth. It was written in 1909, a year before he died, and was considered so subversive that it wasn't actually published until 1962.
"The first book I savoured when I finally completed The Lost Symbol was a posthumously published work by Mark Twain entitled Letters From The Earth (Harper Perennial pounds 8.75).
Although in Letters from the Earth God had created man as His noble experiment and masterpiece, in "What is Man," written in 1906, (Baender, 124-214) Twain writes that the human race occupies but a trivial place in the order of existence, and Earth is nothing more than a fragment in the greater cosmos.
Mark Twain (1835-1910) is well-known for his barbs at conventional religion in The Mysterious Stranger and Letters from the Earth (the latter surprisingly not mentioned).
If clues are to be taken from titles, the most obvious one is in Letters from the Earth, 2001-2002.
* "A Trickster Shakes Hands With God: Trickster Discourse in Mark Twain's Letters From the Earth," Daniel Woods (Radford University)
I sympathized with the writer's frustrations --which, if not well written, weren't that much different from Mark Twain's perspective in Letters from the Earth.
In "Letters From the Earth," he asks us to imagine that Satan visits the Earth to survey the inhabitants and writes to his fellow angels in heaven to report the folly he beholds.
Letters from the Earth Miscellany of fiction, essays, and notes by Twain, Mark, published posthumously in 1962.
Frost is also the author of L&NWs popular Letters from the Earth column, which appears in each issue.
His wife died six months later, and he expressed his grief, his loneliness, and his pessimism about the human character in several late works, including Letters from the Earth.