Joseph Bottum

Joseph Bottum is a contributing editor to the Weekly Standard. 

We Like to Think We Know Him


The Autobiography of Mark Twain: The Complete and Authoritative Edition, Volume 1 Edited by Harriet Elinor Smith et al. (University of California Press, 743 pages, $34.95) There’s something curiously unsatisfying about Mark Twain, something strangely incomplete about nearly all his books. We seem to end up enjoying him as a writer more than we actually […]

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