A rare YOUNG Mark Twain portrait from the Quintessential American author. Wildly humorous, brilliantly observant, clever and socially aware. Ahead of his time. If you've never read any Twain, start with Huck Finn.
Joan Didion--People with self-respect exhibit a certain toughness, a kind of moral nerve; they display what was once called character. Character—the willingness to accept responsibility for one's own life—is the source from which self-respect springs.
Italian writer Umberto Eco, shot by Robbie Fimmano for Interview Magazine. As an essayist, he forever changed the way we think about popular culture. As a novelist, Umberto Eco has written the secret history of the world.