Friday, January 7, 2011

The War Prayer

I'm reading the Mark Twain Autobiography and loving it.
I have a new found respect for Mr. Clemens, his ideas, his thoughts... so authentic.
I stumbled upon his story, The War Prayer, which was rejected upon its first attempt at publishing.
The short story was written during the Philippine-American War (1899-1902). The story reflects upon the double-edged sword of war.
It wasn't until after Mark Twain's death that the story was published.
The story is timeless... as I am finding Mark Twain to be.

Check out the 2006 animated adaption of The War Prayer, and see if you agree that Mr. Twain has called us out once again.

1 comment:

  1. Wow, a man way ahead of his time. m