Our resident scholar has spent his first week in self-quarantine thinking about Mark Twain, coronavirus, and the Civil War.
Caretaker Steve Webb and his son are the only year-round residents of Quarry Farm. Steve provides us with occasional, not always altogether reliable, updates from the premises. The grey-green Daffodil shoots still break the surface of the cold brown earth. The birds still sing. A dog still begs and plays and snores, waiting for the next chance. A caretaker is, by nature, a social distancer “Distance lends enchantment to the […]
Scholarly Journal looking for brief essays on the tall tale. Deadline is October 1, 2020
Jarrod Roark discusses how he became interested in the peculiarities of Twain’s Western writings.
Kevin Mac Donnell reviews a book focusing on the death of Pap Finn for the Mark Twain Forum
An anti-democratic dismissal circulates during election season, falsely attributed to Mark Twain. Where did it actually come from?
Kevin Mac Donnell reviews a new book which focuses on Twain’s time in West
In our effort to preserve the history of the Underground Railroad in Elmira, and Mark Twain’s familial connection to that history, we are grateful to the Ohio History Connection for allowing us to reproduced relevant letters written by Susan Crane and John W. Jones.
Hunkering down in the house on the hill.
Kevin Mac Donnell reviews the most recent publication from the Bancroft Library