Now that the suspense is finally over, a related question occurs to
me: what do we know about what they might have known of each other?
Did either of them ever mention the other, or have the other
mentioned to them personally by someone else, or own any of their
From a curious but non-scholarly fan of both.
>We have a winner! They sent their answers to me privately and I've asked =
>permission to post their reply to the list. Otherwise I'll post their =
>answers without attribution. That was fast --less time than it took me =
>to kill and poetize that fly.
>In the meantime, I still have extra copies of all three prize books, so =
>I'll extend the offer of a prize to the second person to identify all =
>three mutual friends of Twain and Emily Dickinson. Please post your =
>answers to the list.=20
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