Huckleberry Finn, the robot edition

April 6, 2011 at 7:25 pm Leave a comment

When NewSouthBooks had the great idea of replacing the n-word in Huckleberry Finn with “slave,” Gabriel Diani and Etta Devine though that wasn’t going far enough. They figure it would be even better to remove race altogether from the novel. So now Jim will be a robot.

One note from defensive librarian me: the video states “Librarians, like the sexy one in this picture, have been banning the book from their libraries for over a century.” To be more exact, school libraries usually have been the site of the battle against Huck Finn, and school librarians have usually argued against banning the book. But yeah … we’re sexy.

I suspect this video was filmed in a bookstore, not a library, but the endless shelves of books are true eye candy!

Thanks, David Weinstock and BoingBoing!

Entry filed under: books.

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