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Memoir as Post Modern History by Paul Gregory Alms

The Memoir as Post Modern History by Paul Gregory Alms I have spent the last 4 or 5 weeks reading memoirs. I don’t know why I’ve done this. I started reading one and, being a bit compulsive, have now read … Continue reading

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American Literature Texts

English III: American Literature, A Survey Course What does American Literature cover? American Literature is a college-preparatory chronological literature survey course. Focus works, including novels, short stories, poems, and drama, have been selected for literary quality, and for their place … Continue reading

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Prose by Mark Twain

Here is an index to the pages for the Mark Twain prose writings referenced in Excellence in Literature’s American Literature (EIL3). [Mark Twain poetry is here.] Fenimore Cooper’s Literary Offenses Mark Twain’s Autobiography  A Curious Pleasure Excursion *** More Mark … Continue reading

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Mark Twain’s Autobiography

A BURLESQUE AUTOBIOGRAPHY by Mark Twain (Samuel Langhorne Clemens) 1871 Two or three persons having at different times intimated that if I would write an autobiography they would read it, when they got leisure, I yield at last to this … Continue reading

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Benjamin Franklin 13 Virtues

An Excerpt from the Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin Illustrated by E. Boyd Smith; edited by Frank Woodworth Pine, 1916   IX. PLAN FOR ATTAINING MORAL PERFECTION T was about this time I conceived the bold and arduous project of arriving … Continue reading

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