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Shelley Fisher Fishkin <[log in to unmask]>
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Tue, 26 Mar 2024 18:55:47 +0000
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Thank you, Matt, for sharing your fascinating and generative review of Everett’s virtuoso novel! You do justice to the complexity of the challenge he  undertook. Well done!

Shelley Fisher Fishkin
Joseph S. Atha Professor of Humanities; Professor of English; Professor, by courtesy, of African and African American Studies;  and  Director of American Studies, Stanford University
Mail: Department of English, Bldg. 460, 450 Jane  Stanford Way, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305-2087
2023 Winner, Carl Bode-Norman Holmes Pearson Prize for Lifetime Achievement and Outstanding Contribution to American  Studies

On Mar 26, 2024, at 10:59 AM, Matthew Seybold <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

The *Cleveland Review of Books *asked me to review Percival Everett's new
adaptation of *Huckleberry Finn*. I specifically tried to address Everett's
novel from the perspective of a Twain scholar, although obviously the book
invites numerous other modes of interpretation.

FWIW, I think the novel is a triumph and I hope that it's popularity will
be very good for Twain Studies. Everett is clearly a very serious reader
and admirer of Twain.

*Matt Seybold, PhD*
Associate Professor of American Literature & Mark Twain Studies
Scholar-in-Residence, Center for Mark Twain Studies
Host, The American Vandal Podcast

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