November 14, 2007

War Prayer III concludes my series on Mark Twain's War Prayer. Today we hear a collage identical in form to yesterday's piece. However, here the words and sounds have been twisted to reveal a dark truth lurking in the pastor's prayer. This is not a literal setting of Twain's words, only my own artistic reaction to them.

Now that the series is finished, I would to mention that Twain refused to publish this piece in his lifetime, saying, "I have told the whole truth in that, and only dead men can tell the truth in this world. It can be published after I am dead."

If you haven't taken time yet to read Twain's War Prayer, I recommend that you do. My uncle, who suggested this series, recommends the print version illustrated by John Groth. After a quick trip to the library, I wholeheartedly concur.

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Blogger Edward said...

Hi Dave,

This is just so sad and brilliant. Is it possible for me to use this, copyright wise?


November 14, 2007 9:43 PM  
Blogger Deb said...

Hi Dave,

I enjoyed all three pieces, and found this third one especially powerful.

Thanks for sharing this with readers of my blog:

All good things,

November 14, 2007 11:23 PM  

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