By Dawn B. Sova, Nicholas J. Karolides, Margaret Bald
From Gossip lady to The Kite Runner a very up to date examine the background of censorship in international 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 heritage, international locations, peoples, and governments have censored writers and their works on political, spiritual, sexual, and social grounds. even though the literary benefit of nearly all of those books has been confirmed time and time back, censorship efforts are nonetheless in position at the present time. 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 variation examines the various struggles those books confronted so as to be learn.
Tracing the censorship histories of a hundred and twenty works from internationally, one hundred twenty Banned Books, moment version presents a precis of every paintings, its censorship background, and recommendations for extra studying. Many new titles were additional to mirror a number of the controversies in recent times, and updates were made to present entries on such vintage books as Huckleberry Finn and To Kill a Mockingbird.
New entries comprise:
-The totally precise Diary of a Part-time Indian through Sherman Alexie (banned on social grounds)
-The Da Vinci Code by means of Dan Brown (banned on spiritual grounds)
-Girls of Riyadh by means of Rajaa Alsanea (banned on political grounds)
-Gossip lady sequence via Cecily von Ziegesar (banned on sexual grounds)
-His darkish fabrics by means of Philip Pullman (banned on spiritual 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 collage of Wisconsin, River Falls. His past books contain Celebrating Censored Books and Censored Books: severe Viewpoints.
Margaret Bald has been a contract journalist and overseas correspondent, study director of the nationwide Writers Union, coping with editor of worldwide Press overview journal, and a piece of writing advisor to the United countries.
Dawn B. Sova teaches English at Montclair country collage. Her prior books for proof On File/Checkmark Books contain 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 by means of author)
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