Samuels’s Trouble Begins Lecture Now Available

The 2022 Fall Trouble Begins Lecture Series presented by the Center for Mark Twain Studies (CMTS) held its second lecture on Wednesday, October 12 at Quarry Farm. The lectures are free and open to the public and recordings of the lectures will be posted to the CMTS website.  The second lecture, “Haunting the River: Melville and Twain,” was presented by Shirley Samuels (Cornell University). For Mark Twain, the Mississippi River appears as a recursive site […]

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This summer, Matt Seybold launched a new series, “Mark Twain’s Portfolio,” in which he explores Sam Clemens’s career as an entrepreneur and investor. The first installment in the series, discussing the United Fruit Company, was named “A Great Weekend Read” by Politico and “Best of The Week” by The Browser. A second installment covers the Anaconda and Amalgamated Copper Companies. Further episodes will follow in coming months. Mark Twain’s Portfolio: Existential Hedging & […]