Was Huck Black? : Mark Twain and African-American voices

by Shelley Fisher Fishkin

Hardcover, 1993

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Available

Publication

New York : Oxford University Press, 1993.

Description

From Ellison to Hemingway, Huck Finn is considered one of the greatest American novels of all time--it was the first book to allow blacks to find their own voices, as well as the foundation of all modern American literature. But where did the book come from and what makes it so distinctive? Shelley Fisher Fishkin argues that in Huckleberry Finn, more than in any other work, Mark Twain let African-American voices, language, and rhetorical traditions play amajor role in the creation of his art.

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4606
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