Sunday, January 16, 2011

Professor LORRIE MOORE has a wise and passionate essay in today's New York Times about the Huck Finn controversy in which she discusses why "Huckleberry Finn is suited to a college course in which Twain’s obsession with the 19th-century theater of American hucksterism — the wastrel West, the rapscallion South, the economic strays and escapees of a harsh new country — can be discussed in the context of Jim’s particular story (and Huck’s)."

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