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|Wed, 01-05-2011 - 12:42pm|
They're working on a new version of 'Huckleberry Finn' to omit the N word. Do you think it's okay to use the word 'slave' instead and omit the word 'injun'? Would Mark Twain be rolling over in his grave? Would a simple 'revised' on the cover be enough?
New edition of 'Huckleberry Finn' to lose the N-word
(EW.com) -- What is a word worth? According to Publishers Weekly, NewSouth Books' upcoming edition of Mark Twain's seminal novel "Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" will remove all instances of the N-word -- I'll give you a hint, it's not nonesuch -- present in the text and replace it with slave.
The new book will also remove usage of the word Injun. The effort is spearheaded by Twain expert Alan Gribben, who says his PC-ified version is not an attempt to neuter the classic but rather to update it.