your blogging software isn't taking comments (fie!) - not unless your comments are moderated AND there's no message to that effect?
Anyway, I wrote:
Okay, for the THIRD time (annoying blogging software, we hates it, we hates it forever!!): I expect Twain had his 'fan-boys' at the time; he was very popular, after all. And I wouldn't be surprised if it was 50 years or so before his work was viewed as "literature."
What's different now is the level of inter-connectivity; starting with the invention of xerography and inexpensive postage one could write a fanzine and find other like-minded souls. This also enabled many special-interest organizations to flourish, such as the Mythopoeic Society. And now, of course, we have the InterWebs and Ungoliant...
-- Lynn --
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, Jason Fisher <visualweasel@...> wrote:
> The blog, "First Thoughts", has just concluded a March Madness-style Tournament of Novels, in which Tolkien's Lord of the Rings defeated 63 challengers to rule supreme in yet another survey. I write about the Tournament, with links and the full list of competing novels at my blog: