Bowdlerizing Huck

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June 8, 2011
Liberty Unbound
by Allen Mendenhall  
Posted in Commentary

"Professor Alan Gribben, who teaches at Auburn University in Montgomery, has introduced a sanitized version of Mark Twain’s Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. Controversy has gathered around this latest incarnation of the novel because of its substitution of the word 'slave' for the 'n-word.' Somehow lost in the controversy is the editor’s decision to change 'Injun' to 'Indian.' At any rate, Gribben’s book has become a media sensation and has resurrected long-buried arguments over the legacy and import of one of American literature’s greatest works." (06/08/11)  

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