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Huckleberry, a character created by Mark Twain; teenaged boy considered a misfit, who has adventures on the Mississippi River.
Huckleberry Finn syndrome - (1) the neglecting of responsibilities; behavior arises from feelings of rejection; Synonym(s): Huck Finn syndromepersistent truancy syndrometruancy syndrome(2) maladjustment of normal or highly intelligent children of parents with retardation.: Synonym(s): Huck Finn syndrome
Huck Finn syndrome - Synonym(s): Huckleberry Finn syndrome
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Yet it's fitting that Twain's most important and enduring work inspires feelings of awe and disgust (and not just on formal grounds--the American Library Association rates Huckleberry Finn as one of the most challenged books in K-12 schools, mostly for its heavy use of racial epithets).
It is by no means an easy matter, at this late day, to say anything new or fresh about Huckleberry Finn.
But unlike The Wind Done Gone (Houghton Mifflin Company, 2001), Mice Randall's searing correction to Gone With the Wind, Rawles's book is not meant so much as a repudiation of The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, but an illumination of that great work, a widening.
Tetra Pak's leading aseptic technology means that the Huckleberry Finn Smoothies have a 12 month shelf life, are free from artificial colours, flavourings and sweeteners and the original quality of the product is maintained.
Many readers will also enjoy the slight detour of Donoghue's heartfelt endorsement of Twain's famous essay, "Fenimore Cooper's Literary Offenses" Less accessible is his analysis of the social impact of Huckleberry Finn in recent decades.
The significance of Abernathy's title becomes clear in Chapter One, in which he identifies an important pattern in Twain's The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.
Arnold Rampersad argues in an essay on The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and African American literature that child narrators are rare and problematic in African American fiction-virtually non-existent in nineteenth-century texts and only fully realized in texts produced quite recently.
ANYONE WHO TEACHES MARK TWAIN, and especially his novel Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, will want to read this collection of essays, edited by James S.
The work is as finely detailed, and as wonderfully inventive, as the illustrations of the Alice books, Frankenstein, Huckleberry Finn, The Wizard of Oz, and Moby Dick on which Moser made his reputation, but carries far greater emotional authority and moral weight.
In Hartford, she comes upon a Twain letter that demonstrates his role as benefactor to a black law student and that puts the lie to current attempts to portray the author of Huckleberry Finn as himself a racist.
There's the political-correctness silliness and the hypersensitivity of militant feminists and persons who object to Huckleberry Finn and The Merchant of Venice because they could wound the feelings of blacks and Jews, respectively.
MINNEAPOLIS -- The great American novel Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain was the inspiration for founder Matthew Crowe when he decided to start a new Minneapolis-based venture capital firm.