Monday, July 12, 2010

Mark Twain on interviews

In print for the first time, this is a little gem. 'Yes, you are afraid of the interviewer, and that is not an inspiration. You close your shell; you put yourself on your guard; you try to be colorless; you try to be crafty, and talk all around a matter without saying anything: and when you see it in print, it makes you sick to see how well you succeeded.' You can read the interview as handwritten by Twain, or you can follow the transcript, on the PBS NewsHour site.

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