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Author, literature expert Kenneth Lynn dies at 78

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NEW YORK — Kenneth Schuyler Lynn, an author, editor and educator known for his writings on American thought and his analytical studies of Mark Twain, Charlie Chaplin and Ernest Hemingway, died June 24 of complications from leukemia. He was 78.

Lynn, who lived in Washington, was the former Lovejoy professor of history at Johns Hopkins University, where he taught from 1969 until he was given emeritus status in 1989. He was previously a professor of English and chairman of an American civilization program at Harvard University.