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Meine geheime Autobiographie by Mark Twain

Contributed by Florian Hardwig on Jan 3rd, 2013. Artwork published in .
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    Source: http://www.aufbau-verlag.de Aufbau Verlag. License: All Rights Reserved.

    The German edition of the Autobiography of Mark Twain. The Complete and Authoritative Edition, Volume 1 was recently published by Aufbau. It comprises two volumes in a slipcase, with the second tome holding background information and appendices. Hans-Christian Oeser and Andreas Mahler provided the translation.*

    As one would expect for the story of “the father of American literature” (W. Faulkner), the two typefaces used for the exterior both come from American foundries – Acropolis by Hoefler & Frere-Jones, and Agenda by Font Bureau. The interior is set in Adobe Garamond. Interestingly, the cover of the original edition (University of California Press, 2010) in turn uses a typeface with German roots, Akzidenz-Grotesk.

    *) If you want to know what Twain himself had to say about our language, make sure to read his essay about The Awful German Language.

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