Your research is stunning and much to be relied upon. I look forward to your
revealing a new and as yet undisclosed sweetheart. Please give to us the
full accounting of it that we are so royally used to. Best to Donna.
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From: Mark Twain Forum [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Heather Morgan
Sent: Sunday, January 12, 2014 9:08 AM
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Subject: Re: Laura Wright
Kevin - you are an absolute Twain wizard! Every time you post something,=20
I learn yet more about Mark Twain. Can't wait to hear more later this=20
With thanks, Heather.
=C2=A0On Sun, Jan 12, 2014 at 09:41 AM, Kevin Mac Donnell wrote:
=C2=A0> Howard Baetzhold wrote a piece connecting Laura Wright with Twain's=
> (My Platonic Sweetheart) in American Literature 44 (Nov 1972).=20
> Somebody else suggested Susy Clemens as a "platonic sweetheart" in the=20
> MTJ (Winter 1981-82). Before his Smithsonian piece, Ron Powers=20
> included a good account of Laura Wright in his 2005 Twain biography.=20
> More recently Alicia Tromp has rejected those flesh & blood models for=20
> Twain's essay in her article in American Literary Realism (Platonic=20
> Parody) 46:1 (Fall, 2013).
> I'll have more to say about Twain's various "sweethearts" when I=20
> reveal a previously unknown one later this year.
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> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Scott Holmes" To: Sent: Sunday,=20
> January 12, 2014 2:48 AM
> Subject: Laura Wright
>> I just came across this article and thought I'd mention it to the=20
>> This is the first I've heard of Laura Wright nor have I seen "My
>> Platonic Sweetheart". Just wondering if anyone has any thoughts=20
>> this piece in the Smithsonian.
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