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"Twain is my favorite humorist," Ashley Judd says. "I even have a quote I think is from him in my e-mail signature: 'A man who carries a cat by the tail learns something he can learn in no other way.'"
walk and believes in compassion for our fellow man... and the mockingbird." — Linda Belmont Oak Ridge, NJ " Huckleberry Finn and Scout Finch—I even named two of my children after them! Their barefoot zest for life and adventure lives
Borrower is Lucy's coming-of-age story as much as it is about Ian. Is she—like Jim in The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn —freed at the end of the novel or—like Humbert in Lolita—diminished by her experiences? 10. Do you agree
For his acclaimed debut, Finn, Jon Clinch borrowed from Mark Twain, telling the story of Huckleberry Finn 's malicious father.
of a village, a family, and its friends. And of a sort of segregated peace." A classic as deeply American as Huckleberry Finn . A Sportsman's Notebook By Ivan Turgenev When I spent a student exchange year in the Soviet Union at the end of
the love or the beloved. The horror! The horror! We focus attention on stories about people, from Othello and Huckleberry Finn to the lusty physicians on Grey's Anatomy, who trip into versions of intimacy (passion, friendship, parental
Classics edition of Nella Larsen's Quicksand and Passing, and co-edited Satire or Evasion: Black Perspectives on Huckleberry Finn . She has been a fellow at the Newberry Library in Chicago; the Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers at the New
text that we had not seen or properly appreciated before. Lionel Trilling once observed that everyone should read Huckleberry Finn at least three times—once when we are young, once when we are middle-aged, and once when we are old. Most
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn By Mark Twain Maybe it's my Southern origins that put this classic at the top of my list—or maybe it's a combination of
never loses that faith, and she never loses her sense of humor. Ellen Foster, like another American classic, Huckleberry Finn , is for all its high comedy ultimately a serious fable of personal and collective responsibility. Learn more about