The midcentury resurgence of interest in Mark Twain’s life and work was fueled by the propaganda operations of both the U.S. and U.S.S.R.
Sam Clemens broke quarantine in 1867 to sneak into Athens and produce a vision of the “birthplace of democracy” that would appeal to American readers of the time.
Merav Schocken talks about her time at Quarry Farm and her research project on INNOCENTS ABROAD
Lubna Alzaroo discusses how Mark Twain’s descriptions have become part of contested claims of Israel upon Palestine.
Schocken explores Twain’s struggle between faith and doubt in relation to the Holy Land
Lecture is Wednesday, July 14 7:00pm at the Park Church
On the past, present, & future of the Suez Canal.
Trombley discusses her own personal experiences following Twain’s path in the Holy Land
Laura Skandera Trombley will be discussing Twain’s trip to the Holy Land
1868 was a pretty important year for Sam Clemens. Over the course of it, he would turn the Quaker City cruise of the preceding year into a lucrative cross-country lecture tour and what would prove to be a bestselling book, The Innocents Abroad (1869). He made an extended stay in Washington, DC, gathering impressions which would form the basis for his first novel, The Gilded Age (1873), as well as several […]