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January 5th, 2011

Ever been baffled after a literary agent requests your manuscript, then responds with a generic "not for me" rejection? Back in December Suzie Townsend offered an explanation:

http://confessionsofawanderingheart.blogspot.com/2010/12/truth-about-feedback.html

The Censoring of Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn

An article in the Chicago Tribune shares several viewpoints re: the editing of two of Mark Twain's classic novels. NewSouth will release The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn as a single volume with all racial epithets removed. Professors and others weigh in on this decision:

http://www.chicagotribune.com/features/books/printersrow/chi-books-reactions-edit-twain,0,6497750.story

Sean Ferrell on why the N-word matters

Another reaction to NewSouth's editing of Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn, this time from writer Sean Ferrell, who deems the decision cowardly:

http://www.byseanferrell.com/2011/01/why_the_n-word_matters.html

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