Saturday, November 12, 2016

Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens) - Huckleberry Finn

This book was banned from school libraries in the 19th century as 'vulgar' and was also banned from school libraries in the 20th century, not for vulgarity but for political correctness, and is still today, in our 21st century, being assigned reasons as to why it shouldn't be assigned reading.

It should not be read and therefore must be read.



At 3:27 AM, Blogger Carter Kaplan said...

Each Fall I conduct a survey. Fewer and fewer students report having read Huckleberry Finn in high school. Actually, this year incoming first year students report having not read the book at all. Nor has anyone read The Lord of the Flies, The Scarlet Letter, Julius Caesar, 1984 or Animal Farm.

At 4:14 AM, Blogger Horace Jeffery Hodges said...

And dammit, they probably haven't read the BBB either!

Jeffery Hodges

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