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Mark Twain died on this day…

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , on April 21, 2010 by Mike
“Pity is for the living, envy is for the dead.”
On this day in 1910, Mark Twain shuffled off this mortal coil. Today marks the 100th anniversary of Twain’s death – is there any American author, living or dead, who means so much to American literature and America itself? And is there another author whose writing still speaks so pointedly to us today?
I encourage you all to take some time and read some Twain today, whether it’s revisiting a work from your childhood or a work to which you have not been introduced.


Happy Anniversary, Huck!

Posted in Novels with tags , , , on February 18, 2010 by Mike

…for those keeping track, today marks the 125th anniversary of the publication of Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.

Plan your evenings accordingly…