120 Banned Books: Censorship Histories of World Literature by Dawn B. Sova, Nicholas J. Karolides, Margaret Bald

By Dawn B. Sova, Nicholas J. Karolides, Margaret Bald

From Gossip lady to The Kite Runner a totally up-to-date examine the historical past of censorship in global literature.

Praise for the former variations:
"A must-have for we all who benefit from the correct to settle on what we read." Nadine Strossen, President, American Civil Liberties Union

Throughout historical past, countries, peoples, and governments have censored writers and their works on political, spiritual, sexual, and social grounds. even though the literary advantage of nearly all of those books has been confirmed time and time back, censorship efforts are nonetheless in position this present day. From Animal Farm to The Grapes of Wrath, The Koran to The Talmud, Ulysses to the Harry Potter sequence, The Canterbury stories to The Bell Jar, this revised version examines the various struggles those books confronted on the way to be learn.

Tracing the censorship histories of a hundred and twenty works from the world over, one hundred twenty Banned Books, moment version offers a precis of every paintings, its censorship historical past, and proposals for additional studying. Many new titles were further to mirror the various controversies lately, and updates were made to current entries on such vintage books as Huckleberry Finn and To Kill a Mockingbird.

New entries comprise:

-The totally actual Diary of a Part-time Indian via Sherman Alexie (banned on social grounds)
-The Da Vinci Code by way of Dan Brown (banned on spiritual grounds)
-Girls of Riyadh by means of Rajaa Alsanea (banned on political grounds)
-Gossip lady sequence by way of Cecily von Ziegesar (banned on sexual grounds)
-His darkish fabrics by means of Philip Pullman (banned on non secular grounds)
-The Kite Runner by means of Khaled Hosseini (banned on social grounds)
-and many more.

About the Author
Nicholas J. Karolides is a professor of English on the college of Wisconsin, River Falls. His prior books contain Celebrating Censored Books and Censored Books: serious Viewpoints.

Margaret Bald has been a contract journalist and international correspondent, learn director of the nationwide Writers Union, handling editor of global Press evaluation journal, and a piece of writing advisor to the United international locations.

Dawn B. Sova teaches English at Montclair country college. Her prior books for evidence On File/Checkmark Books comprise Banned performs and Forbidden motion pictures.

Karolides, Bald, and Sova are the authors of a hundred Banned Books and the 4-volume Banned Books set, either from proof On File/Checkmark Books. (edited via author)

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Religion was another source of agony and emotional browbeating, particularly during the period when he lived in his grandmother’s house. Despite his young age, he resisted his grandmother’s efforts to commit him to her fear-evoking religion, refusing to be bullied into submission. When his equally rigid and devout aunt, who is also his teacher, struck him across the knuckles with a ruler because she assumes he, rather than a devout classmate, is guilty of littering the floor, he vowed not to allow it a second time.

Such purposes stand inescapably condemned by our precedents. ” Thus, in their reluctance to place the Supreme Court in the position of local censor, the conservative justices recommended that the task of setting local community standards remain in local hands. The controversy ended on August 12, 1982, when the Island Trees school board voted 6-1 to return the nine books to the school library shelves without restriction as to their circulation, but with a stipulation that the librarian must send a written notice to parents of students who borrow books containing material that the parents might find objectionable.

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