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From: All Things Considered (NPR)
"Harper's" has published Jane Smiley's essay criticizing the canonized "Huckleberry Finn." Smiley tells Robert Siegel why she prefers Harriet Beecher Stowe's more honest treatment of slavery and racism.
ROBERT SIEGEL, Host: I'm Robert Siegel. A warning - the following interview contains sincere and reasoned criticism of Huckleberry Finn, Mark Twain's novel, in the judgment of Ernest Hemingway and any number of literary critics, the source of all American fiction. Some listeners, especially those raised near the Mississippi, may find this discussion ...
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