COURSES Fall 2022 / Literature / HUCKLEBERRY FINN

Coordinators: Lynnel Garabedian, Sandy Kessler

All American Literature comes from one book by Mark Twain called Huckleberry Finn. Ernest Hemingway famously declared in 1935. “It’s the best book we’ve had.”

Our class next fall will focus on reading Huckleberry Finn in order to understand what makes it such a great American classic.

Among the themes we’ll consider include the relationships between appearance and reality, race and the American character, and what Twain calls a “deformed conscience” and a “sound heart.”

We’ll also discuss the current controversy regarding the book’s language and its place in American education.

 

A WEEK / MONDAY / 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM


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