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Michael Chabon on the Updated Huck Finn

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...

Sticking a Shiv in Mark Twain –> @Ditchwalk

Excellent piece by Mark Barrett (Sticking a Shiv in Mark Twain) about the upcoming release of an expurgated version of Mark Twain’s Huck Finn, in which Twain’s use of the N-word is erased from the text. Says Barrett: Anyone over the age of twenty knows...