Tag Archives: Mark Twain

Banned Books Week 2021, 1st day

Autumn begins, days are shorter, nights are cooler, and Banned Books Week begins. As promised, this week I’ll provide a daily link to the websites of an organizations involved in bringing attention to censorship. Today, let me introduce you to … Continue reading

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Banned Books Week, Day 6

I think everyone agrees with the message of this year’s theme for Banned Books Week: a banned book is a story silenced. But are there other ways stories are silenced, ways we as consumers (of written text, art, music, film, … Continue reading

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Mark Twain in Europe

Yesterday I referenced Mark Twain, and so today’s post: The Innocents Abroad, Mark Twain (1869), Grosset & Dunlap, 472 pp. In the first paragraph of Chapter V, Twain notes a lunar rarity. We had the phenomenon of a full moon … Continue reading

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Desert Island Books

A 2010 post from my other blog. I’ve made only one change in the list, which I’ll discuss at the end. I’m sure I’m not the only one to imagine myself being interviewed for shows like Desert Island Disks and Mad About Music. … Continue reading

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