A Fourth of July Oration in the German Tongue, by Mark Twain

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In 1878, while travelling with a friend through Germany, and trying to learn German along the way, Mark Twain supposedly had a dream in which, according to his notebook, “all bad foreigners went to German Heaven—couldn’t talk and wished they had gone to the other place.” Tonight’s “Fourth of July Oration in the German Tongue” gives a taste of what that Heaven is like – and may also point to the benefits of “the other place” of his dream…

To listen to his famous lecture on “The Awful German Language”, in German, scroll down the main page.

A Fourth of July Oration in the German Tongue, by Mark Twain [5:47]

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