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An introduction by Twain scholar and Auburn University professor Alan Gribben, advances the argument that the words have been scrubbed from his edition because some schools refuse to teach the unexpurgated text.
"A book like Professor Gribben has imagined," UCLA Professor Thomas Wortham told Publisher's Weekly, "doesn't challenge children [and their teachers] to ask, 'Why would a child like Huck use such reprehensible language?'"
I don't know about you, but I wouldn't want to send my kids to a school that endorsed the censorship of classic literature.
Originally posted by facelift
reply to post by NthOther
You want a piece of classic literature teaching your kids about that word in a classroom environment, or would you prefer to do it yourself in a controlled environment..?
Originally posted by pikappa
reply to post by DevilJin
What does political correctness have to do with that? Can't we at least all agree that molesting children is wrong?
This is the correct decision! It is either edited or completely banned! I don't think it should be banned because it is a great literary work & removing that unnecessary does not detract from the story at all! It is a word that does not need to be used in modern society. It's not about censorship it is about respect!
Originally posted by Whereweheaded
Any comment by any " Professor " should be deemed irrelevant, and acknowledged as pure idiocy.