Haven't read Tom Sawyer & Huckleberry Finn since
I was a kid, but other than the liberal use of
THE"N"WORD by ignorant white people, and in the
case of Huck's "pappy", white trash, the only
facet of slavery ever mentioned is the fact that
Huck's co-adventurer was a run-away-slave, and
that only as a descriptive, just as Aunt Polly
was "a Widow Woman".

Banning a charming piece of literature written
and set in rural America prior to...but written
soon after the Civil War, in a vain attempt to
pretend that slavery never existed is ridiculous.

what I took away from "Mark Twain" was his
literary device of narrating in the vernacular.

Edited by Celandine (09/24/13 01:15 PM)