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Title Satire or evasion? : Black perspectives on Huckleberry Finn / edited by James S. Leonard, Thomas A. Tenney, Thadious M. Davis
Published Durham : Duke University Press, 1992
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Description 1 online resource (iv, 281 pages)
Series e-Duke books scholarly collection.
Contents Case against Huck Finn -- Struggle for tolerance : race and censorship in Huckleberry Finn -- History, slavery, and thematic irony in Huckleberry Finn -- Ending of Huckleberry finn : "Freeing the free negro" -- Veil rent in Twain : degradation and revelation in adventures of Huckleberry Finn -- Mark Twain and the black challenge -- Huck, Jim, and American racial discourse -- Twain's "Nigger" Jim : the tragic face behind the minstrel mask -- Minstrell Shackles and Nineteenth-Century "Liberality" in Huckleberry Finn -- Huck and Jim : a reconsideration -- Nigger and knowledge : white double-consciousness in Adventures of Huckleberry Finn -- Morality and Adventures of Huckleberry Finn -- "A true book-with some stretchers" : Huck Finn Today -- Adventures of Huckleberry Finn; or, Mark Twain's Racial ambiguity
Summary Though one of America's best known and loved novels, Mark Twain's Adventures of Huckleberry Finn has often been the object of fierce controversy because of its racist language and reliance on racial stereotypes. This collection of fifteen essays by prominent African American scholars and critics examines the novel's racist elements and assesses the degree to which Twain's ironies succeed or fail to turn those elements into a satirical attack on racism. Ranging from the laudatory to the openly hostile, these essays include personal impressions of Huckleberry Finn, descriptions of classroom expe
Analysis English fiction
United States
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 239-269) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Finn, Huckleberry (Fictitious character)
Twain, Mark, 1835-1910 -- Characters -- African Americans
Twain, Mark, 1835-1910. Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.
Finn, Huckleberry (Fictitious character)
Twain, Mark (1835-1910). Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.
Twain, Mark, 1835-1910.
Twain, Mark. Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Twain, Mark)
African Americans in literature.
Fugitive slaves in literature.
Literature and society -- United States -- History -- 19th century.
Race relations in literature.
Racism in literature.
Satire, American -- History and criticism.
Slavery in literature.
The adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Twain)
African Americans in literature.
Esclavage -- Dans la littérature.
Fugitive slaves in literature.
LITERARY CRITICISM -- American -- General.
Literature and society.
Noirs -- Dans la littérature.
Race relations in literature.
Racism in literature.
Roman américain.
Satire, American.
Slavery in literature.
United States.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
Author Davis, Thadious M., 1944- editor.
Leonard, J. S. (James S.), editor.
Tenney, Thomas Asa, editor.
ISBN 0822381710