Mark Twain and Whiteness

Mark Twain seems to have been born in his white suit. He certainly made white clothes famous, though he was preceded in this bit of fashion by the American painter James McNeill Whistler who started doing so in Paris about a decade earlier. Decades later, the writer Tom Wolfe followed his example.

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Jerry Griswold

Jerry Griswold

Writer/critic/professor/journalist: children’s literature, culture, film, travel. Seven books, 100's of essays in NY&LA Times.