Letters of Note: “Interviews are pure twaddle” Mark Twain

Via Scoop.itMediaMentor

Fascinating letters. Interesting correspondence.   In December of 1888, shortly before becoming editor of the Ladies’ Home Journal, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Edward Bok visited Mark Twain at his home to conduct an interview, the intention being to publish the resulting write-up in Bok’s weekly syndicated column. The chat went well; the next day he wrote the piece, and sent a copy to Twain for approval. That piece never appeared in print. Instead, Bok became the owner of [a] letter from Twain, in which he explains the uselessness of interviews. (Source: The Complete Letters Of Mark Twain; Image: Mark Twain in 1909, via Library of Congress.)
Via www.lettersofnote.com


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