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Michael Chabon on the Updated Huck Finn

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Good piece, but the hole in Chabon’s argument is the fact that he was able to “adjust” the text on his own to fit the needs of his audience. It wasn’t some arbitrary “arbiter of cultural goodness” who made the change for him.

The other problem? I’m sure he’d flip if someone changed what’s uncomfortable about his work after the fact and without his consent.

The Unspeakable, in Its Jammies | via The Atlantic

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January 14th, 2011 at 9:59 am

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