I’ll be addressing the Wagner Society of Washington, DC on Thursday evening. The subject is Mark Twain and Richard Wagner, two unlikely suspects for extended comparison, but also two men separated (as far as my most recent research can demonstrate) by only ONE degree of separation. The talk is a close reading of Twain’s complicated and often contradictory writings about Wagner and opera in general. The talk is free and open to the public. Here are the details: Thursday, November 17, 2011 at 7:30 pm, 2201 G Street NW, Funger Hall, George Washington University.