Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Mark Twain's yahrzeit

In addition to a foreign royal's birthday, today is also a memorial day for some home-grown, American royalty -- literary and otherwise.  Today is the 100th anniversary of Mark Twain's death. Via HuffPo, I found a site called Story of the Week, a project of The Library of America.  In honor of this centennial, the site has reprinted an 1889 interview of Twain by Rudyard Kipling, then a young man making a pilgrimage from India to the U.S. to meet an idol of his.

Rudyard Kipling's Mark Twain Interview