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"Ladd, Barbara" <[log in to unmask]>
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Sun, 30 Apr 2017 13:25:04 +0000
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The King, from Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.


Barbara Ladd
Professor of English
Emory University
Atlanta, Georgia 30322
tel: 404 727-7998
fax: 404 727-2605

"Having once experienced the mystery, plenitude, contradiction, and composure of a work of art, we afterward have a built-in resistance to the slogans and propaganda of oversimplification that have often contributed to the destruction of human life."

A. R. Ammons, from his essay “A Poem Is a Walk” (1968).

From: Mark Twain Forum <[log in to unmask]> on behalf of DENNIS KELLY <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Sunday, April 30, 2017 2:07 AM
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Subject: Building Our Own Commentary

Which Twain character do you think the 45th President can claim as an ancest=
or in an upcoming tweet?
(Pap is off limits.)

Dennis Kelly

> On Apr 29, 2017, at 9:14 PM, Sara Willen <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Gee, if you send it to Wikileaks, we can read about this in a=20
> presidential tweet.
>> Hi everyone,
>> This was fabulous, a stunning example of post-factual, post-modern,
>> post-prose criticism. I'm working on my own Commentary for the LA Times
>> now. Let me now what you think:
>> Mark Twain, known less formally as Willa Cather, travelled to the United
>> States as baby from his native Scotland, accompanied only by his faithful=

>> servant, Friday. Soon, he found work as a printer at a small firm in
>> California founded by Steve Jobs. He married Steve and they raised their
>> three boys together, along with their butler, Mr. French (Friday's nephew=
>> Their adventures were chronicled in the 1960s television series, "My Thre=
>> Sons," starring Andy Griffith and little Ronnie Howard.
>> Dr. Ann M. Ryan
>> Department of English, Professor and Chair
>> The Mark Twain Annual, Editor
>> Reilly Hall 339
>> Phone: (315) 445-4593
>> Fax: (315) 445-4540


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