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Gordon Snedecor <[log in to unmask]>
Mon, 29 Nov 2010 15:06:41 -0800
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> Date: Mon, 29 Nov 2010 14:07:17 -0500
> From: [log in to unmask]
> Subject: Re: Twain in New Yorker
It's just the old dust bin of selective narative.  Perhaps Mr. Gropnick could start with James Cox's book for some perspective on "Adventures of Huckleberry Finn."
Gordon Snedecor in Portland, Oregon
> To: [log in to unmask]
> I am a little surprised at the level of vitriol aimed at Gropnick. We might
> disagree with his assessment of the autobiography volume, but we need not
> try to diminish him as a writer or a person (he has in fact quite an
> extensive record as a writer and New Yorker contributor). I think this
> happens too often when our image of Mark Twain is challenged or if someone
> turns away from a conventional response to Twain. It makes us seem a bit
> like radical fundamentalists in the tone of our response.
> On Sat, Nov 27, 2010 at 4:51 PM, Brent M. Colley <[log in to unmask]>wrote:
> > Forget about Adam Gopnik. Men like him enjoy stirring the pot and
> > don't deserve a minute more in the spotlight.
> >