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Beyond Whitewashing

A long, whitewashed fence.

The scene unfolds before you. A group of boyish faces, spattered with paint and perspiration. They’re smiling, as they drag the brush first up, and then down across the rough planks of the fence. 1,596 more words

Truth

Inspirational Authors - Mark Twain

Mark Twain was an inspiring author.  1835 – 1910

When he is portrayed in movies, his character tends to be a bit grumpy, and a victim of the times with racist and sexist thoughts. 322 more words

Mark Twain's Hannibal, Missouri

We road-tripped to Hannibal, Missouri which is 100 miles northwest of St. Louis over Memorial Day weekend. Our goal was to visit the Mark Twain boyhood home and museum and spend the day exploring the town and maybe squeeze in a cave tour. 260 more words

St. Louis Journey

Fall Reading List

Novels in my Sem-III M.A. syllabus. Well, Mansfield Park isn’t included directly, another text talks about it.

Looking forward to review some of these. Excited! :D… 11 more words

Great American Novel + Controversial "Racist Trash" + Social Satire = Twain's Magnum Opus

“You don’t know about me, without you have read a book by the name of “The Adventures of Tom Sawyer”, but that ain’t no matter.”

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Book Review

Twains battle against history; an exploration of Jim in 'The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.'

How Mark Twain rode against the tide of cultural zeitgeist to usher in a new wave of acceptance across twentieth century society and today. How did he… 1,750 more words