Category Archives: Censorship

Monday Miscellany

Ranking Cormac McCarthy’s Greatest Books I’m a week behind with this, but I include it here because Cormac McCarthy is an author I haven’t yet worked on, and I’m glad to have the suggestions offered here: Trailing Philip Roth by … Continue reading

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School Board Reverses Ban on Ellison’s ‘Invisible Man’ – Brian Feldman – The Atlantic Wire

The Randolph County school board in North Carolina has rescinded its ban on Ralph Ellison’s highly revered Invisible Man following a little over a week of intense criticism from free speech and literary advocates. The 5-2 decision, initially sparked by … Continue reading

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Censorship and Invisibility: A Boomer Perspective

Censorship and Invisibility: A Boomer Perspective | Barbara Jones. Banned Books Week: September 22-28 In honor of Banned Books Week, Barbara Jones, director of the ALA (American Library Association) Office for Intellectual Freedom, offers a history lesson on book censorship … Continue reading

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Monday Miscellany

Why GR’s new review rules are censorship – Some thoughts Late Friday (US time) Goodreads announced a change in review and shelving policy, and immediately started deleting readers’ reviews and shelves. In doing this they became censors. Limiting readers’ ability … Continue reading

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Monday Miscellany: Banned Books Week Ed.

Banned Books Week September 30 — October 6   Banned Books Week at 30: New and Notable Efforts Publishers Weekly has a good overview of Banned Books Week in honor of its 30th anniversary. How to teach your child to … Continue reading

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Monday Miscellany

Print Books vs. Ebooks Debate (cont., ad nauseam) Never one to shy away from controversy, Jonathan Franzen recently condemned ebooks as the harbingers of the fall of civilization: “I think, for serious readers, a sense of permanence has always been … Continue reading

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Monday Miscellany

The greatest death scenes in literature Five judges of the 2012 Wellcome Trust book prize for medicine in literature ponder the question “What makes for a great literary death scene?” Tim Lott calls their choices “eclectic.” Take a look, and … Continue reading

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Glendale school board may block ‘In Cold Blood’ – latimes.com

Glendale school board may block ‘In Cold Blood’ – latimes.com The landmark 1966 literary nonfiction book “In Cold Blood” by Truman Capote may not make it onto a high school honors reading list in Glendale after obections were raised by … Continue reading

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Celebrate Banned Books Week

    Banned Books Week this year is from September 24 through October 1. More information is available from the American Library Association: Banned Books Week: Celebrating the Freedom to Read

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Monday Miscellany

The 10 Most Powerful Women Authors Forbes contributor Avril David has put together a list of “10 women [who] can tell (and sell) a good story”: Although there are many more women throughout history who have proven to be powerful … Continue reading

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