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From: Deidre S Holmes <DHOLMES@UNC>
Date: Sun, 20 Sep 1992 18:35:00 EDT
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Another yet-to-be published work on the subject of racism and _Huck
Finn_ would be _Was Huck Black? Mark Twain and African-American Voices_
by Shelley Fisher Fishkin due out in the spring from Oxford UP.  Author
contends that Huck is based on a young black boy named Jimmy who once
served Twain in a hotel.  Sounds like interesting reading.