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The Art of the Novella: Mark Twain in Seattle


The Art of the Novella: Mark Twain in Seattle


The Art of the Novella: Mark Twain In Seattle. This beloved novella has enchanted people of many generations. The tale, powerfully told with sharp imagery and minimal dialogue, begins in the year 2012 when a young student, Taz, a student at U-Dub, The University of Washington, helps a homeless man who has fallen in the street, to his feet.

The man gives his name as Samuel. Samuel Clemens.

Mark Twain.

Clearly, the man is psychotic.

Or is he?

Philip Dossick weaves a fantastical story, yet behind its magical realism lies a mountain of wit that takes flight and stays aloft until its inevitable end.

PHILIP DOSSICK is the New York Times critically acclaimed writer and director of the motion picture The P.O.W.

He has written for television, including the outstanding drama, Transplant, produced by David Susskind for CBS.

His most recent books include Aztecs: Epoch Of Social Revolution, Sex And Dreams, Mark Twain In Seattle, The Naked Citizen: Notes On Privacy In The Twenty-First Century, Raymond Chowder And Bob Skloot Must Die, The Deposition, Vincent Van Gogh: Madness And Magic, Oscar Wilde: Sodomy and Heresy, Abraham Lincoln: 5 Speeches that Changed America, Lenny Bruce: The Myth of Free Speech, Times That try Men's Souls: Henry David Thoreau and Thomas Paine on Slavery and Civil Disobedience, Master and Protégé: Ezra Pound and T.S. Eliot, Ghost Dance Prophets: Wovoka, Lincoln, and Franz Boas, and Voces de Libertad.


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