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    Mark Twain and Civil War Memory

    University of Virginia Professor Stephen Cushman described how the Civil War affected the life of Mark Twain. He analyzed some of Twain’s writings to look at how the author interpreted the…

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    Grant and Twain

    Mr. Perry discussed his book Grant and Twain: The Story of a Friendship That Changed America, published by Random House. The book discusses the relationship between Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens) and…

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    Writings of Mark Twain

    Guests examined the history of post-Civil War Reconstruction, the Gilded Age, and race relations through the writings of Mark Twain. Ms. Fishkin is the author of Lighting Out for the…

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    A Murder, A Mystery, and A Marriage

    Roy Blount and Calvin Trillin talked about Mark Twain and his newly discovered book, A Murder, A Mystery, and a Marriage published by W.W. Norton & Company. Mr. Blount wrote the foreword and the…

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    Foreword to: A Murder, A Mystery, and A Marriage

    At the Nashville Public Library, Roy Blount, Jr. talked about the foreword and afterword he wrote for A Murder, A Mystery, and A Marriage, a manuscript written by Mark Twain that had never…

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    Mark Twain House

    Mr. Boyer talked about the 17 years Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens) lived in Connecticut. He wrote most of his books here. Scenes inside the house were shown.

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    Mark Twain: Extracts from Adam's Diary

    Richard Gray read an article, “Extracts from Adam’s Diary,” that Mark Twain wrote for Harper’s Magazine in 1901. Then Lewis Lapham talked about Mark Twain and his work for the magazine.…

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    Mark Twain Manuscripts

    Sue Hodson showed and talked about some of the library’s collection of Mark Twain manuscripts.

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    Mark Twain and Politics

    A panel discussion on Mark Twain and his views on politics.

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