Huckleberry Finn

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Wiping N-Word From Huck Finn Just Doesn't Work

Cord Jefferson outlines three reasons why a replacement doesn't work

(Newser) - A new, school-friendly edition of Huck Finn is set to be published sans its 219 instances of the word "nigger." Writing for Good , Cord Jefferson calls the censorship "silly," and argues that inserting "slave" as a "one-size-fits-all remedy" for "nigger" actually doesn't work.... More »

New Huck Finn Edition Will Remove 'N-Word'

Twain scholar says it's necessary to keep the book available to students

(Newser) - A Twain scholar in Alabama is taking a controversial approach to making Huckleberry Finn available to more students: Removing the 219 instances of the word "nigger" in a new volume to be released by NewSouth Books. In its place will be the word "slave," reports Publishers Weekly... More »

Today's Tom Sawyer Would Be Medicated

He and Huck would be diagnosed with all kinds of disorders

(Newser) - Reread Huckleberry Finn today, and just try to keep track of the disorders Huck and Tom Sawyer would be diagnosed with as kids today: oppositional defiant disorder, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, and conduct disorder right off the bat, writes Anne Applebaum in the Washington Post . It's "weirdly reassuring,"... More »

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