I am sorry to read Dennis Eddings post about the passing of Clark Griffith.
I would second his evaluation of Clark's teaching abilities by saying that
he was the best professor at delivering cogent lectures I ever had, and that
he has been a model for my own lecturing duties.
Dennis and I took a seminar on Mark Twain together from Clark many moons ago
at the University of Oregon and the experience remains a living memory. He
was also my dissertation director--cranky and ornery at times but a great
reader. I knew that if a chapter passed muster with him, I had something