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Sender: Mark Twain Forum <[log in to unmask]>
Date: Fri, 30 Jul 2010 15:12:58 +0000
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Hi Hal and Folks,
   The answer to question 1 is - Yes, see Fred Kaplan's Lincoln: The Biography of A Writer.  It's an excellent summer read!  
       Gretchen Sharlow

---- Harold Bush <[log in to unmask]> wrote: 
> Folks, as you all know, it was WDH who called our beloved MT the "Lincoln of
> our literature."
> What I am wondering is the extent to which it may be plausible to turn that
> around, and talk about Lincoln as the "Mark Twain of our politics."
> First, does anyone know of any writing or criticism that makes that
> connection?
> Second, does anyone have any response or corroboration for such a concept?
> happy waning summer days...
> -- 
> Harold K. Bush, Ph.D
> Professor of English
> Saint Louis University
> St. Louis, MO  63108
> 314-977-3616 (w); 314-771-6795 (h)
> <>