Howe explores Twain’s habit of turning to poetry during periods of personal financial uncertainty
Lawrence Howe will discuss the intersection of Mark Twain’s poetry and the American ethos of property ownership
Lecture focuses on a scandal at Stormfield!
Lawrence Howe will speak about the Ashcroft-Lyon Manuscript on Wednesday, June 3
One hundred and fifty years ago, a wise man said: …nothing pleases a child so much as to be a member of something or other. Your rightly-constituted child don’t care shucks what it is, either. -Mark Twain, Letter to the San Francisco Alta California, May 20, 1867; published July 7, 1867. However, you don’t have to be a child to see the merits of membership in the Mark Twain Circle. […]