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Wednesday Lit Roundup

  • Book giant Borders starts 2011 on a shaky note, facing delays in payments to publishers. Competition from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and the electronic reader market have led to more declining sales for the retailer.
  • Future editions of Mark Twain’s Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and Tom Sawyer will have the word “nigger” replaced with “slave.” All instances of the word “Injun” will be removed as well. Good idea?
  • In a new biography, Young Mandela: The Revolutionary Years, David James Smith shares an intimate look into the private life of activist Nelson Mandela, showing that even near-saints aren’t perfect.