Posts with tag "Mark Twain"
- Posted Jan 6th 2011 at 03:31 PM by Jett Wells
Almost 101 years after Mark Twain died, one of his most famous works is causing controversy once again, only this time on Twitter. After news broke Tuesday that publisher NewSouth will release a new edition of 'The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn' with all 219 N-words excluded, movie critic Roger Ebert reacted with a controversial tweet. He quickly apologized after receiving harsh criticism. ...
- Posted Jan 4th 2011 at 01:49 PM by Jett Wells
Mark Twain's classic 'The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn' is a piece of literary history, but publishing company NewSouth is electing to update the story for modern times by getting rid of the N-word. Publishers Weekly reports a new version of the novel along with 'The Adventures of Tom Sawyer' will switch out the ever-controversial N-word for "slave." "This is not an effort to render Tom...
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