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David Hoopes <[log in to unmask]>
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Fri, 26 Mar 2004 11:26:45 -0500
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Terrell Dempsey

sign me up!  Would love to read the hundred pages of your Jim novel. Do you
know, by the way, if any of the genre focus on the struggle between Huch
Finn and Mark Twain for Sam Clemens" soul?

david hoopes

>From: tdempsey <[log in to unmask]>
>Reply-To: Mark Twain Forum <[log in to unmask]>
>To: [log in to unmask]
>Subject: novels with Twain characters
>Date: Fri, 26 Mar 2004 00:47:59 -0600
>
>I find it interesting how many of us write novels featuring Twain
>characters.  I'll confess my dirty little secret: I've got a hundred pages
>of a Jim novel on the pc downstairs. Kent Rasmussen and I have talked about
>writing a Tom Sawyer novel. This is obviously a common problem. Maybe we
>can
>start a recovery group.  "Hi, I'm Terrell.  I'm a Twainwannabe." (My
>apologies for outing you, Kent.  Some things must be sacrificed in the
>interest of advancing human knowledge and well-being. Think of me as
>another
>Richard Clarke.)  Contact me if you are interested in forming a Twain
>Anonymous chapter in your area.
>     Terrell Dempsey, TA Founder
>
>----- Original Message -----
>From: "NICK HUFFMAN" <[log in to unmask]>
>To: <[log in to unmask]>
>Sent: Friday, March 26, 2004 6:49 AM
>Subject: Re: Finishing off "nigger"
>
>
> > You are right.  This is a radically different way---a different way to
> > promote a book.
> >
> > >>> [log in to unmask] 3/25/2004 6:22:09 PM >>>
> > Dear Friends:
> >
> > I have been biting my tongue for a couple of weeks now reading the
> > discussion of Twain's use of "nigger." It is a significant issue, I
> > think
> > most would agree, but it did seem to
> > go on a bit.  I wonder if it wouldn't be refreshing to end the
> > discussion by
> > looking at the matter from a radically different, though I hope both
> > edifying and amusing, perspective.
> >
> > It comes in a chapter from a novel I am writing.  In the chapter Sam,
> > to
> > whom Huck plays alter ego, challenges Huck, as author of the
> > "Adventures,"
> > on his excessive use of "nigger,"  triggering in Huck a typical Huck
> > Finnian
> > response.
> >
> > Please drop me (do we need a new idiom here?) an email if you would
> > like to
> > see the chapter -- at
> >
> >                                          dshkrh3@hotmail,com
> >
> > david hoopes
> >
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