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tdempsey <[log in to unmask]>
Fri, 26 Mar 2004 00:47:59 -0600
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I find it interesting how many of us write novels featuring Twain
characters.  I'll confess my dirty little secret: I've got a hundred pages
of a Jim novel on the pc downstairs. Kent Rasmussen and I have talked about
writing a Tom Sawyer novel. This is obviously a common problem. Maybe we can
start a recovery group.  "Hi, I'm Terrell.  I'm a Twainwannabe." (My
apologies for outing you, Kent.  Some things must be sacrificed in the
interest of advancing human knowledge and well-being. Think of me as another
Richard Clarke.)  Contact me if you are interested in forming a Twain
Anonymous chapter in your area.
    Terrell Dempsey, TA Founder

----- Original Message -----
From: "NICK HUFFMAN" <[log in to unmask]>
To: <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Friday, March 26, 2004 6:49 AM
Subject: Re: Finishing off "nigger"

> You are right.  This is a radically different way---a different way to
> promote a book.
> >>> [log in to unmask] 3/25/2004 6:22:09 PM >>>
> Dear Friends:
> I have been biting my tongue for a couple of weeks now reading the
> discussion of Twain's use of "nigger." It is a significant issue, I
> think
> most would agree, but it did seem to
> go on a bit.  I wonder if it wouldn't be refreshing to end the
> discussion by
> looking at the matter from a radically different, though I hope both
> edifying and amusing, perspective.
> It comes in a chapter from a novel I am writing.  In the chapter Sam,
> to
> whom Huck plays alter ego, challenges Huck, as author of the
> "Adventures,"
> on his excessive use of "nigger,"  triggering in Huck a typical Huck
> Finnian
> response.
> Please drop me (do we need a new idiom here?) an email if you would
> like to
> see the chapter -- at
>                                          dshkrh3@hotmail,com
> david hoopes
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