I know I’ve blogged a blog for The Naked Hero before but there is an excellent post there about revising history. Changing the Classics. I’m taking about the white-washing (yes, I use that term deliberately) of Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn. I have never been a fan of the N word and I don’t believe in its use. My mommy and daddy would have had me drinking dish soap if I had used it. But, at the time of Twain’s writings it was in use and a valid word for his stories.
Mark Twain must be spinning in his grave. I would like to know who even thought they had the right to change Twain’s writings. As a writer, I’m appalled by the idea that years from now my words could be misconstrued and changed by anyone not happy with what I wrote. This is worse than copyright infringement.
Hope you will stop by the Naked Hero and leave a post to state your opinion….Jill James