A fantastic seminar ... well presented and organized, thought-provoking and insightful. Maria gave us a wonderful overview of Mark Twain's life and writings. Very worthwhile!
I truly enjoyed Dr. Seger's expertize on my favorite author. He was a complicated man and was so ahead of his time . His views were very"progressive for the era he lived. As an 88 year old southerner who grew up in a very conservative part of Texas, Twain was a breath of fresh air to those of us who KNEW that African americans were treated so uncivilly. He should not be criticised for using the "N " word as then it was the usual way people pronounced "Negro" in the South and they called themselves in that form..
I just LOVED the talk!!! Maria was awesome - erudite, personable and so full of knowledge about everything! I loved how she included the details about the era when Twain lived. Also how she analyzed the writing style.
Dr. Sefer was a terrific presenter for Mark Twain while putting him in context with the culture of his time. I have read a lot about him as well as many of his books. She was able to teach me more about him.