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Larry Howe <[log in to unmask]>
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I teach Leacock's _Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town_ in a Canadian Lit course.  He's often referred to as the Canadian Mark Twain.  His background is entirely different, but he has a dry and self-deprecating sense of humor and often writes about the foibles of small town folk.  Glad you're liking _Arcadian Adventures_.  I'll have to check it out.  


Larry Howe
Professor of English & Film Studies
Department of Literature and Languages
Roosevelt University
Editor, Studies in American Humor 
Vice-president, Mark Twain Circle of America

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Subject: Re: Mark Twain scholars who have written fiction

Leacock also wrote a book on humor, wrote several books of humor himself, e=
dited a humor anthology, and has a Canadian humor prize named for him.

Judith Yaross Lee, Ph.D.
Distinguished Professor of Communication Studies & Charles E. Zumkehr Profe=
ssor of Rhetoric

Director, Central Region Humanities Center
School of Communication Studies * Ohio University  * Schoonover Center 439 =
 * Athens, OH 45701

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On Jan 3, 2018, at 12:24 PM, Matthew Seybold <[log in to unmask]<mailto:ms=
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I am currently, at the recommendation of Taylor Roberts, reading =3D
ARCADIAN ADVENTURES OF THE IDLE RICH, a novel by Stephen Leacock, who =3D
was primarily an economist and political scientist, but who also (again, =
as Taylor informed me) wrote a biography of Twain. Haven=3DE2=3D80=3D99t re=
ad =3D
the biography (yet), but the novel is a hoot so far and one could =3D
certainly speculate about its anxiety of influence. Thanks again, =3D

Matt Seybold
Assistant Professor of American Literature and Mark Twain Studies
Elmira College
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