The Corner

Moore for Less

Novelist Lorrie Moore took to the sophisticated redoubts of the New York Times on Sunday to announce that The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn isn’t fit for reading in high-school classes and possibly not even in undergraduate courses. She suggests that only graduate students, who apparently possess a rarefied form of wisdom, can put the book in its “proper context.” Adam Schwartzman of Dartmouth College offers a different perspective.

John J. Miller is the national correspondent for National Review and the director of the Dow Journalism Program at Hillsdale College. His new book is Reading Around: Journalism on Authors, Artists, and Ideas.

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