I am surly this day, facing the inevitable: not so much the first week of
class, which I tend to like a lot. But those dreaded days leading up to it,
with syllabus writing, malfunctioning xerox machines, screwed-up book orders
("But I ordered the Norton edition, and need it for the essays!?"), and vans
and pick-ups clogging the lanes around campus. Parents, slathered with
sweat, carrying dorm fridges and heavy boxes up long flights of stairs (115
heat index here in St. Louis).
Read page 1 of DeLillo's WHITE NOISE. . . .
Here is my query:
What do we know about Huck Finn's father and mother, beyond the obvious??
Any speculations? Or even names (besides Pap, for instance)??
I could look it up in the various places that provide all of this sort of
arcane info, of course, but none of those texts are readily available.
Just wonderin' . . . . .
Harold K. Bush
Saint Louis University