Thanks for link, Kent. I hope to read your article itself soon.
But have to remark that I had to pause at his "redolent theory."
I wonder what he meant by that!
Are you familiar with the pseudonym for a writer in the 1860s for the
St.Louis Republican, Hans Patrick Le Connor? I wonder if the "Le Connor"
could be in the spirit of "Josh" and "Snook." Were there references to
con-men in those days?
Am grateful for your contributions here. Thanks
On Thu, Sep 26, 2013 at 10:58 AM, Kevin Mac Donnell <
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> A story about my Mark Twain Journal article on the origins of Mark Twain's
> nom de plume has appeared on the LA Review of Books. Here's the link:
> He does a very nice job of explaining my wonky research to a broader
> readership, although true Twainians should all be loyal subscribers to the
> Mark Twain Journal and read the original. There is one typo in his
> piece --"mark two" should read "mark 2." I suppose I'd also change "drain"
> to "sewer drain" for clarity.
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