Mark Twain Critiques The Deerslayer

Fenimore Coopers Literary Offenses: 18 Rants by Mark Twain | Brain Pickings.

So peeved was Twain by critics’ acclaim of the story that he unpacked it with meticulous, delightfully spiteful attention to distasteful detail, his fury culminating in one passage where “in the restricted space of two-thirds of a page, Cooper has scored 114 offenses against literary art out of a possible 115.”

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