TITLE

Same Twain, different time

AUTHOR(S)
Gates, David; Jones, Vanessa
PUB. DATE
July 1992
SOURCE
Newsweek;7/20/1992, Vol. 120 Issue 3, p64
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Literary Criticism
ABSTRACT
Investigates University of Texas professor Shelley Fisher Fishkin's claim that the character of Huck Finn was really a black boy known to Mark Twain as Sociable Jimmy. How Fishkin has distorted the reader's sense of how Twain's imagination worked; The scholarly risks of adhering to a fashionable theory.
ACCESSION #
9207201760

 

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