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David Tomlinson <[log in to unmask]>
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Wed, 3 Apr 1996 15:16:09 -0500
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Not only was Vic Donyo at the Smithsonian, he was also a guest on the
national broadcast of the Diane Ream show which originates at WAMU in
Washington.  He was a superb guest, answering even the difficult
questions with aplomb.  Some of you who get the show on PBS may hear it
replayed over the weekend.

                                DAVID TOMLINSON
                               English Department
                               U. S. Naval Academy
                             Annapolis, MD 21402-5044
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On Wed, 3 Apr 1996, Glen Johnson wrote:

> Yesterday. Victor Doyno launched the public launch of the
> new edition of Huck with an appearance at the Smithsonian
> here in Washington.  An interesting talk, with good examples
> of revisions and why MT might have made them.
> For the rest, Doyno's take on HF for the general audience
> might have struck Sam as sentimental:  Huck now is transcending
> not just racism but also child abuse and extreme poverty.  But
> there were interesting questions and clear signs (if we needed
> them) that Huck is still a draw.
> And oh yes, the new edition was on sale in the lobby, at 10%
> off if you're a Smithsonian Associate.  This is both cheaper
> and more dignified than removing it from a hotel mini-bar.
> I heard one man ask if the author would be autographing copies
> (he was kidding), only to get an astonished look on his face
> when the answer was yes.  The autographer was Doyno, of course.
> Another sign of the death of the author and the rise of the critic.
> Glen Johnson
> Catholic Univ.