Satire or evasion? : Black perspectives on Huckleberry Finn / edited by James S. Leonard, Thomas A. Tenney, Thadious M. Davis.

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 c...

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Other Authors: Leonard, J. S., Tenney, Thomas Asa., Davis, Thadious M., 1944-
Format: Book
Language:English
Published: Durham : Duke University Press, 1992.
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245 0 0 |a Satire or evasion? :  |b Black perspectives on Huckleberry Finn /  |c edited by James S. Leonard, Thomas A. Tenney, Thadious M. Davis. 
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504 |a Includes bibliographical references (pages 239-269) and index. 
505 0 |a The Case against Huck Finn / John H. Wallace -- The Struggle for tolerance : race and censorship in Huckleberry Finn / Peaches Henry -- History, slavery, and thematic irony in Huckleberry Finn / Richard K. Barksdale -- The Ending of Huckleberry Finn : "Freeing the free negro" / Charles H. Nilon -- The Veil rent in Twain : degradation and revelation in Adventures of Huckleberry Finn / Mary Kemp Davis -- Mark Twain and the Black challenge / Carmen Subryan -- Huck, Jim, and American racial discourse / David L. Smith -- Twain's "Nigger" Jim : the tragic face behind the minstrel mask / Bernard W. Bell -- Minstrel shackles and nineteenth-century "liberality" in Huckleberry Finn / Fredrick Woodard and Donnarae MacCann -- Huck and Jim : a reconsideration / Betty H. Jones -- Nigger and knowledge : white double-consciousness in Adventures of Huckleberry Finn / Rhett S. Jones -- Morality and Adventures of Huckleberry Finn / Julius Lester -- "A true book, with some stretchers" : Huck Finn today / Charles H. Nichols -- Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and Afro-American literature / Arnold Rampersad -- Adventures of Huckleberry Finn; or, Mark Twain's racial ambiguity / Kenny J. Williams. 
520 |a 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 experience with the book, evaluations of its ironic and allegorical aspects, explorations of its nineteenth-century context, and appraisal of its effects on twentieth-century African American writers. Among the issues the authors contend with are Twain's pervasive use of the word "nigger," his portrayal of the slave Jim according to the conventions of the minstrel show "darky," and the thematic chaos created by the "evasion" depicted in the novel's final chapters. Sure to provoke thought and stir debate, Satire or Evasion? provides a variety of new perspectives on one of this country's most troubling classics. 
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650 0 |a Race relations in literature. 
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