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"Jules A. Hojnowski" <[log in to unmask]>
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Fri, 30 Apr 1999 13:10:01 -0400
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Forgive me, I've had a VERY bad migraine for 2 1nd 1/2 days and my brain
is totaly fried.  :-(  Sorry I got the manes mixed up.


>RE:     Charles Brockden Brown
>I believe that Mrs. Jules Hojnowski may be thinking of Charles Farrar
>Browne, not Charles Brockden Brown.  The latter died 25 years before SLC
>was born, so it seems unlikely that his lecture performances would have
>influenced MT.  Moreover, I don't know of any reports of his lecturing; his
>extensive responsibilities in publishing and writing for a series of
>literary journals seemed to absorb all of his energies.
>We do know, however, that Charles Farrar Browne (pseud. Artemus Ward) had
>some influence on MT.  Still, if I'm wrong about C. B. Brown and MT, and
>she has some evidence to share, I'd love to see it.
>Last, please forgive the sentence fragment opening my last post.   It seems
>I'm a much better proofreader after I've pushed the "send" button.
>At 10:35 AM 4/30/99 -0400, you wrote:
>>>Hi, I just joined the list and have been going through the archives to get a
>>>feel for the discussion. I am a grad student at the University of Central
>>>Florida and am looking forward to getting to know more about Twain. Oh, and
>>>I'm currently reading _Life on the Mississippi_. Out of curiosity, can
>>>tell me if Twain was influenced at all by Charles Brockden Brown or John
>>>Chris Hale
>>        I just did a paper for a Folklore class, where I found that
>>MT used Charles Brockden Brown as a "Master" and MT as the
>>"apprentice" when he was learning how to become a lecturer.
>>That is why MT has some material like Brown's.
>>I'm hoping to publish this paper in a journal somewhere.
>>Mrs. Jules Hojnowski