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westbook <[log in to unmask]>
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Sat, 21 Jan 2012 08:33:13 -0600
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A sad day for all of us Twain fans.  Another piece of history lost that
can't be recovered.  It's the barbarians, sure enough, just as much as it
was barbarians who destroyed the library at Alexandria centuries ago and the
world lost much of its recorded history up to that time.  But maybe the
Visigoths can be forgiven because they couldn't read and didn't realize the
value of those texts. The modern barbarians do know better but chose not to
care. Even the Nazis saved art treasures.
Tim Champlin
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From: "Graham Durham" <[log in to unmask]>
To: <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Saturday, January 21, 2012 2:55 AM
Subject: Sad days in London and Detroit

>I would like to thank all on the Forum who joined our twenty year fight to
> save Dollis Hill House in NW London.Sadly the House where Mark stayed in
> 19=
> 00 was demolished today -  the same local authority(Brent)  has also
> closed=
> Kensal Rise library which Twain opened during this stay.
> We also note that campaigners in Detroit are battling to save libraroes
> inc=
> luding the Mark Twain library.( see Fox News-Detroit)=20
> Clearly the barbarians are amongst us - can anyone find a suitable epitaph
> =
> from Twain ?
> Graham Durham - London=20
>> Date: Fri=2C 20 Jan 2012 10:28:51 -0500
>> From: [log in to unmask]
>> Subject: Bard College invites teachers of American literature to the
>> 2012=
> IWT Curriculum Conversation
>> To: [log in to unmask]
>> N.B.: I am posting this on behalf of Bard College. Please direct queries
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> to
>> the e-mail address at the end of this message.  Kevin B.
>> ~~~~~
>> The Institute for Writing & Thinking at Bard College invites teachers of
>> American literature to the 2012 IWT Curriculum Conversation:
>> Mark Twain=92s Adventures of Huckleberry Finn: Facing the Challenge of
>> Teaching an American Classic
>> Despite the controversy it has provoked since its publication in the
>> Unit=
> ed
>> States in 1885=2C Huckleberry Finn has nonetheless been a cornerstone in
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> the
>> secondary and college curriculum for generations. In this=2C the fourth
>> a=
> nnual
>> IWT Curriculum Conversation=2C writing-to-learn practices are the
>> startin=
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>> points for a rigorous reading of Huckleberry Finn=2C for multiple
>> reading=
> s
>> through the lens of other texts=97fiction as well as nonfiction=2C
>> litera=
> ry as
>> well as historical=97and for looking closely at how the text teaches
>> stud=
> ents
>> about irony=2C history=2C language=2C and thinking. Join us to learn
>> inno=
> vative
>> approaches to reading and teaching what Toni Morrison calls =93this
>> amazi=
> ng=2C
>> troubling book.=94
>> Friday=2C March 16=2C 2012
>> 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
>> Bard College
>> Annandale-on-Hudson=2C New York
>> Fee: $140 (includes morning coffee=2C lunch=2C and anthology of
>> cross-disciplinary readings)
>> For online registration and full details about this and other Institute
>> programs=2C visit: or contact Judi Smith at
>> [log in to unmask] or 845-758-7484.
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