Pritchetts essay Huckleberry Finn
and the Cruelty of American Humor," published in 1941 in New Statesman and Nation:
Circa 1996, the late Ralph Wiley wrote a screenplay, "Spike Lee's Huckleberry Finn
," which he submitted to producer-director Spike Lee hoping to inspire a motion picture.
The N-word only appears four times in Tom Sawyer, but it is there 219 times in Huckleberry Finn
On the basis of an exchange between Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn
, Berrong concludes that Jim is "considerably older than his early twenties," which is how old I imagined him to be.
To invest The [sic] Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
with "greatness" is to underwrite a very simplistic and evasive theory of what racism is and to promulgate it, philosophically, in schools and the media as well as in academic journals ("Say" 63).
Key words: Mark Twain, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
, racial representation, Huck-Jim relationship, black manhood, Toni Morrison
Most critics feel that once Tom Sawyer shows up, Huckleberry Finn
devolves into little more than minstrel-show satire and broad comedy that cheapens the deep, transgressive bond that has evolved between Huck and Jim.
By common agreement, Huckleberry Finn
is not only the most American boy in literature, but is also the character with whom American readers of all ages tend to identify most readily and most intimately.
My Jim (Crown Publishers, January 2005) by Seattle--based writer Nancy Rawles reimagines a riffler life for the runaway slave Jim from The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
A new range of Huckleberry Finn
smoothies has been introduced by The Waterfront Corporation, offering consumers 100% fruit pure juice.
Trilling, and Huckleberry Finn
," he could not have anticipated the avalanche of scholarly reactions to his critique that would proliferate during the next fifty years and that would help make Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
the most controversial book in American literature.
However, the introduction also makes a more focused claim for the centrality of Mark Twain's The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
to southern novels' subsequent portrayals of race.