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BookTrib exclusive! “New” Mark Twain discoveries aren’t new at all

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You may have heard recently that never-before-seen pieces of writing by Mark Twain have been discovered. However, just as the news of his death once was, reports of new writing by Twain are somewhat exaggerated. The good news, however, is that rare pieces of writing by the man considered by many to be the father of American literature are being compiled for a complete volume of his works. But as far as new stuff goes? “The fact is, stories have made it sound like there was (a discovery) of a discreet, specific cache of Mark Twain writing. That’s not really the case,” said Ben Griffin, editor at the Mark Twain Project at UC Berkeley. “What’s happening is that we’ve been…

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