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Twain taught me that although the act of writing is solitary, the context that sustains it is social.
Twain found a way forward by making friends with other young writers.
In 1861, the year Twain went to Nevada, it had more than five thousand.
I also love Shakespeare, without claiming to be particularly knowledgeable, and Twain and all the rest.Poet of the Ozarks: Daniel Woodrell on His New Book and Life|Allen Barra|July 7, 2013|DAILY BEAST
By horseback and hoof, Twain takes us from the Mormon Theocracy of Utah to the wide-open craziness in the Sierra mining fields.Book Bag: Timothy Egan’s Five Favorite Travel Books|Timothy Egan|October 23, 2012|DAILY BEAST
The cheerful one of the twain lit a cigarette; and in the process received the glad eye from a passing siren of striking aspect.Men, Women and Guns|H. C. (Herman Cyril) McNeile
When the nation was rent in twain, Lincoln, the propitiator, counselled conciliation.Masterpieces of Negro Eloquence|Various
Dost remember the mace which belonged to thy brother, and how I cut its handle in twain?Wulnoth the Wanderer|Herbert Escott-Inman
Dame Ute and her daughter, / thither passed the twain With train of fair attendants / unto a hall full wide.The Nibelungenlied|Unknown
But for us twain and for these dead ones shall the end of ends be Life, or shall it be Death?She|H. Rider Haggard