The Case for Huck

As a child, I read The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn on three separate occasions with increasing amounts of delight and discomfort -- delight at the narrative's splendid combination of adventure, humor, and pathos, and discomfort at the 219 uses of the word nigger and other racial characterizations that, to my naive and well-meaning mind, did not sound … Continue reading The Case for Huck