Tag Archives: Banned Books

Resist Much, Obey Little

In recognition of Banned Books Week, here are some quotes from surprising literary works that have been banned or censored over the years.

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Banned in America

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Great First Lines From Banned Books

If you really want to hear about it, the first thing you’ll probably want to know where I was born… J.D.Salinger Catcher in the Rye It was a pleasure to burn. Ray Bradbury, Fahrenheit 451 Someone must have slandered Josef … Continue reading

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Covering Lolita

Many thanks to author and jounalist Dieter Zimmer for this post: Vladimir Nabokov’s modern classic, Lolita, has been banned many time since its first publication in the U.S. . Author Dieter Zimmer has put together an impressive collection of 150 book covers … Continue reading

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BANNED ! … Books Week

September 25−October 2, 2010 Banned Books Week (BBW) is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read and the importance of the First Amendment.  Held during the last week of September, Banned Books Week highlights the benefits of free and open access to information … Continue reading

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What’s So Scary About These Books ?

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