Whitewashing Mark Twain

NewSouth Books’ plan to publish a sanitized edition of The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and The Adventures of Tom Sawyer is still provoking comment in Canada. One issue is whether such books should be used in public schools.

  • George Elliott Clarke comments: “N-Word Wickedness,” Now, January 27-February 3, 2011
  • Elizabeth May comments: “Elizabeth May on Huck Finn,” Globe and Mail, January 27, 2011
  • Peter McKnight comments on Twain’s books and Dire Straits’ “Money for Nothing”: “Art Should Be Able to Show What Is Offensive,” Vancouver Sun, January 22, 2011
Dated: January 27, 2011