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Bret Harte: object of Mark Twain’s praise and derision

December 3, 2018 | By Jim Stovall | No Comments | Filed in: journalism, writers, writing.

Bret Harte probably deserves a higher station than the one he occupies in the pantheon of American letters. A big part of the reason he doesn’t have it lies with his one-time friend, Mark Twain. Twain had known Harte from their days in the West when Harte achieved national fame in writing about the tall • Read More »

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