Louis J. Budd has been the James B. Duke Professor at Duke University and one of the leading authorities on Mark Twain.
Dec 01 1987
The Recomposition of Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
Ten years ago my title might have been catchy or at least puzzling. These days, anyone who keeps up with the trends in criticism assumes that I will somehow play upon the principle–most commonly associated with Stanley Fish–that the meaning of a text “has no effective existence outside of its realization in the mind of a reader,” that each reader creates the text during the process of absorbing the words that an author has strung together.