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Tue, 4 Jan 2011 11:38:57 -0800
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Lawrence Howe <[log in to unmask]>
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I'm wondering if Alan is on-list and would like to clarify anything.  I'm particularly curious about how he handles the scene in which pap rails about the educated 'nigger' that inspires his wrath against the gov'ment.  This particular black man is not a slave, but free.  So what word does this new text use to describe him?
Thanks for calling this to our attention, Michael.  The responses on the original posting were illuminating.  I'm heartened to see so many people take words, and even this one word, so seriously. 

--- On Tue, 1/4/11, Mark Woodhouse <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

From: Mark Woodhouse <[log in to unmask]>
Subject: Re: a new Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
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Date: Tuesday, January 4, 2011, 1:05 PM

Good lord.

 I didn't know Alan was doing this but I guess it doesn't surprise me. It
generates a lot of talk though doesn't it? Seems like it would make a good
classroom discussion.
(Although, I tried to get my CORE class to discuss the violence over the
Danish cartoons of Muhammed and I got a lot of shrugging - like, what's the
big deal? So maybe I'm not a judge of what makes for a good classroom
discussion. It seemed like Worlds Colliding to me.)

I tried to look at all the comments to see if we knew anyone but I ran out
of steam.

On purely aesthetic grounds the thought of this sort of thing makes me
cringe. I can hear the dialogue in my head and I know I'd be mumbling and
swearing to myself as I went along, mentally re-inserting the original.

On Tue, Jan 4, 2011 at 1:28 PM, Michael Kiskis <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> A former student sent me this link to a story about a new edition of Huck
> --
> to be edited by Alan Gribben.  If you read the story, scroll down to read
> the variety of comments.
> --
> Michael J. Kiskis
> Leonard Tydings Grant Professor of American Literature
> Elmira College
> One Park Place
> Elmira, NY  14901

Mark Woodhouse
Head of Technical Services
College and Mark Twain Archivist
Elmira College
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Elmira NY 14901
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