Battle of Wits, Edgar Allen Poe Cottage, Mary Giles

Air Date Saturday July 7 at 4pm on 5.1

Battle of Wits

A battle of wits… who is most important to American literature, William Shakespeare or Mark Twain?

“The human dimensions that Shakespeare gives his characters was pretty much a new concept in literature at that time.” ~Jonathan Richards

“Twain had the courage to create a purely vernacular character who did not speak in the register of college educated people.” ~Lois Rudnick

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