Saturday, January 8, 2011

Huckleberry Hacked

Just in time for our January discussion, Huckleberry Finn is making headlines. A new edition of Twain's book has just been published, in which all instances of the word "nigger" have been replaced with "slave," and "Injun" with "Indian."   

You'll find details in the New York Times article here, unless as sometimes happens the link is not permanent. In that case, to paraphrase the Three Stooges, "Google anything--you'll get it."

Wonder what Mr. Twain would think of to say about this... Let's hope he doesn't get airbrushed out of the photo.

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