Check his Twitter feed.
A close reading of his tweets shows that Mr. Samuel Clemens has an opinion about the teacher’s strike and the anti-American violence in the Middle East. Perhaps the reports of his death have, indeed, been greatly exaggerated.
Of course, Twain isn’t the only late author tweeting his or her opinions—in fact, the social network is packed with them.
From William Shakespeare to Sylvia Plath, here are 10 deceased writers worth following on Twitter:
The inimitable American writer has his fair share of Twitter accounts, but @TheMarkTwain and its more than 98,000 followers is the most relevant. The account updates twice daily with Twain quotes that key on what’s happening in the news.
For instance, on Monday—the day the teacher strike in Chicago began—@TheMarkTwain tweeted: “Don’t let schooling interfere with your education.”
On Sept. 11, the account offered: “Against the assault of laughter nothing can stand.”