Thanksgiving Is Ruined

The Personal is Political. The Political is Personal.

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March 08, 2006
"Only one thing more and worse could happen . . .

                                                            . . . and it happened."

The above is the setup for the disastrous denouement described by Mark Twain in a section of writing that must have one of the coolest chapter titles ever written:

My Exquisite Poem Goes to Smash

The book is Personal Recollections of Joan of Arc (1896).

The narrator concludes: "Such things make a life of bitterness, and I do not wish to dwell upon them."