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 Post subject: Small Topics
PostPosted: Tue Jan 04, 2011 12:49 pm 
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http://shelf-life.ew.com/2011/01/03/huc ... nsor-edit/

ummmmmmmmmmmmm, no.


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 Post subject: Re: Small Topics
PostPosted: Tue Jan 04, 2011 2:47 pm 
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What TOTAL BULLSHIT.

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It’s unfortunate, but is it really any more catastrophic than a TBS-friendly re-edit of The Godfather, you down-and-dirty melon farmer? The original product is changed for the benefit of those who, for one reason or another, are not mature enough to handle it, but as long as it doesn’t affect the original, is there a problem?

Uh, yes there is a problem. TBS edits of The Godfather aren't taught as art. No one studies that other than people who are specifically setting out to study censorship. Changing words like nigger and Injun fundamentally alter the experience of the text. If you read Huck Finn without nigger and Injun, what you have read is decidedly not Huck Finn. All this new "edition" does is create a population of students who carry around someone else's idea of Huck Finn in their minds, believing they have actually read it when in fact they have not. I'd argue that the removal of words like nigger is incredibly racist because it covers up the racism of the past. It's using school to tell pleasant, convenient lies (which is ironically what much of the book is about). Much of the power of the novel comes from having the racism thrown in your face with such flippancy and removing this element of the book DESTROYS it. This is EXACTLY the kind of thing Twain HATED and railed against ALL HIS LIFE.

FUCK YOU, ALAN GRIBBEN!


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 Post subject: Re: Small Topics
PostPosted: Wed Jan 05, 2011 9:21 am 
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This sucks. I always thought that people should just look at Jim's character and realize Twain wasn't being racist at all.


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 Post subject: Re: Small Topics
PostPosted: Wed Jan 05, 2011 1:40 pm 
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yeah that's a terrible fucking analogy, to tbs and the godfather


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 Post subject: Re: Small Topics
PostPosted: Sun Jan 09, 2011 1:20 am 
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Cornel West put it pretty well:

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@CornelWest Cornel West Huck Finn is a FUNKY text b/c tells the truth about America. Don't deodorize it for the reality-denying audience of contemporary America.


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 Post subject: Re: Small Topics
PostPosted: Mon Jan 10, 2011 10:22 pm 
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Wonderful article about the ease and immediacy with which David Foster Wallace's work has been accepted into Academia.


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 10, 2011 11:26 pm 
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I really need to read Pynchon and Wallace. DeLillo's good but White Noise certainly wasn't amazing.

Great article.


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 Post subject: Re: Small Topics
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Underworld is pretty good, though. A bit long, but i think you should give it a try.

Yeah, not really a fan of diluting the original text. Actually, i sort of hate it, especially since they changed it to "slave".


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 Post subject: Re: Small Topics
PostPosted: Fri Jan 21, 2011 7:13 am 
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<3 the preface to Leaves of Grass:

This is what you shall do:
Love the earth and sun and the animals,
Despise riches, give alms to everyone that asks,
Stand up for the stupid and crazy,
Devote your income and labors to others,
Hate tyrants, argue not concerning God,
Have patience and indulgence toward the people,
Take off your hat to nothing known or unknown,
Or to any man or number of men,
Go freely with powerful uneducated persons,
And with the young and with the mothers of families,
Read these leaves in the open air,
Every season of every year of your life,
Reexamine all you have been told,
At school at church or in any book,
Dismiss whatever insults your own soul,
And your very flesh shall be a great poem.


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 Post subject: Re: Small Topics
PostPosted: Tue Feb 01, 2011 5:35 pm 
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if i make a tolstoy vs dostoevsky poll, it won't be close, will it?


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 Post subject: Re: Small Topics
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Probably not because Dostoevsky has been the most popular classic writer in people of our age group for like the past 60 years.


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I'm biased because most of the Tolstoy I've read was when he was old and a stupid, ascetic, Christian douche.


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 Post subject: Re: Small Topics
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*long post about Dostoevsky being an insane Christian neurotic with overwritten characters*


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 Post subject: Re: Small Topics
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Dreww wrote:
*long post about Dostoevsky being an insane Christian neurotic with overwritten characters*


The most magnificent thing about The Brother Karamazov is the fact that Dostoevsky can actually see the arguments against what he believes. While my Tolstoy reading is fairly limited, the stuff that I've read shows no such self-awareness. Late Tolstoy is infuriating to read. Dostoevsky is interesting in any era.


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 01, 2011 5:59 pm 
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Nigga should have just written an essay.

I don't actually believe that.


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