Coke? Pepsi? irrelevant. Ask distillers of scotch whiskey, manufacturers of cheap cigars, or printing companies on the verge of bankruptcy.
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From: Richard Reineccius <[log in to unmask]>
Date: Thursday, October 28, 2010 6:37 pm
Subject: TWAIN LANE SF CELEBRATORY LECTURE
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> I'm writing this from one of two computer stations in the History Room
> of the San Francisco Main Library, after another chat with City
> Archivist Susan Goldstein.
> The question we're trying to resolve before my mock lecture on
> November 30 is: "Why did Clemens/Twain NEVER RETURN TO CALIFORNIA?
> (after 1868) and especially to this City By The Bay, where part of his
> heart so obviously belonged, in prior and later writings?
> Send me any solid evidence and/or rumors on this topic, humorous or
> dead serious, via the forum or on my other e-mail address: [log in to unmask]
> For folks in and near the Western Gate, the lecture will be at 7pm on
> Tuesday, November, in the small community room of the Bernal (pron
> ber-NAL) Branch of the 27 SF libraries. It will be short, 1-1/2 hours
> only, not the marathon all night (5pm to 9am) show and Roughing It
> reading I organized at the Potrero Hill branch and the Adult Services
> section of the Library for the Sesquicentennial. Couldn't get a
> librarian willing to spend all night this time, with the major budget
> We'll launch a so-far undefined drive to make Twain Lane downtown,
> from where some of you did the Twain Walk during the Lit Conference,
> into a Twainiac Destination for this city and North California (+VC,
> Sacramento, Truckee, Tahoe and VC if they want to partake). Don't send
> money yet, and don't suggest we ask Pepsi, Coke, etc for a grant).
> Richard R - San Francisco.