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Thu, 26 Sep 2013 12:15:42 -0700
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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

Arianne Laidlaw

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.
> Kevin
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