Literature Suppressed on Social Grounds (Banned Books)

Literature Suppressed on Social Grounds (Banned Books)

Dawn B. Sova


the purpose of this four-volume set is to highlight a few four hundred works which were censored, banned, or condemned as a result of their political, social, spiritual, or sexual content material. The entries, which come with a precis, censorship heritage, and short bibliography, variety greatly from Aristotle via Galileo and on as much as Adolf Hitler and Judy Blume. Such famous prohibited works as de Sade's one hundred twenty Days of Sodom, the Communist Manifesto, and Huckleberry Finn are integrated the following, yet so are many different works which are now much less debatable, e.g., Milton's Areopagitica and Uncle Tom's Cabin. a few of the censorship histories are numerous pages lengthy, yet others are very brief; Born at the Fourth of July will get in simple terms 50 phrases. although many of the works are worthy observe, too many describe really vapid objections: Fail-Safe used to be challenged via a faculty librarian who concept the ebook might undermine "America's self assurance of their security system." yet as one may anticipate, a number of the entries, equivalent to the single for The Satanic Verses, are harrowing. ready by way of well-qualified students who've written and lectured widely on censorship, the set is a really readable collecting of a lot priceless details. It offers extra intensity and is extra present than both Anne L. Haight's Banned Books (1978. 4th ed.) or ALA's Banned Books source consultant (1995).

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