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From: John Bird <[log in to unmask]>
Date: Mon, 23 Jul 2001 20:41:32 -0400
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Hmmmmmmm.....wonder why....

Not just one page in question, dude.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Richard R. Salassi" <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Monday, July 23, 2001 6:04 PM
Subject: Re: A good start at a definitive Mark Twain biography - Mark Twain
Ato Z

> Wonder why all the suggested recommendations for Twain bios neglected the
> inclusion of Hoffman's Inventing Mark Twain: The Lives of Samuel L.
> Amazing how the controversy of one page seems to negate the other 504.
> I realise my defense of Hoffman's bio might make me a social pariah to
> members, but in all fairness both to Twain and Mr. Hoffman, his book
> certainly should be included in a list of scholarly biographies.
> Warmly,
> Richard R. Salassi
> "A Visit with Mark Twain"