Posts Tagged ‘mark twain’

This Week’s Reading, 01.7.12

Sunday, July 1st, 2012

Alan Moore and his new short films, the importance of The Reader Organisation, an interview with Kurt Vonnegut and more.

Detail from Richard Dadd's 'Fairy-Feller's Master-Stroke'

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A New Version of Huckleberry Finn Omits the N-word. Why?

Wednesday, January 5th, 2011

The word ‘nigger’ appears 219 times in Mark Twain’s Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, one of the most anti-racist books I know. Absurdly, a new version published by NewSouth Books (who don’t deserve the dignity of a link) will replace this pejorative racial epithet with the word ‘slave’. (more…) more»