Electric Literature: In “James,” Percival Everett Does More than Reimagine “Huck Finn”

Electric Literature: In “James,” Percival Everett Does More than Reimagine “Huck Finn”

Percival Everett’s new novel James is described as a reimagining of Adventures of Huckleberry Finn from the point of view of the enslaved Jim. On some level, that assessment could be true—Everett does borrow the outline of the plot. But it is the characters, not the plot, that truly make up a narrative, showing us […]

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