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120 banned books : censorship histories of world literature /
Nicholas J. Karolides, Margaret Bald, and Dawn B. Sova.
edition
2nd ed.
imprint
New York, NY : Checkmark Books, c2011.
description
viii, 560 p. ; 23 cm.
ISBN
0816082324 (pbk. : acid-free paper), 9780816082322 (pbk. : acid-free paper)
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imprint
New York, NY : Checkmark Books, c2011.
isbn
0816082324 (pbk. : acid-free paper)
9780816082322 (pbk. : acid-free paper)
catalogue key
8176464
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
A Look Inside
About the Author
Author Affiliation
Nicholas J. Karolides is a professor of English at the University of Wisconsin in River Falls. His previous books include Celebrating Censored Books and Censored Books: Critical Viewpoints. Margaret Bald is the editor of From the Sahara to Samarkand: Selected Travel Writings of Rosita Forbes, 1919-1937 and is currently the managing editor at a social policy research organization. Dawn B. Sova teaches English at Montclair State University. Her previous books for Facts On File and Checkmark Books include Banned Plays and Forbidden Films.
First Chapter
From Gossip Girl to The Kite Runner a completely updated look at the history of censorship in world literature.Praise for the previous editions: A must-have for all of us who enjoy the right to choose what we read. Nadine Strossen, President, American Civil Liberties Union
Throughout history, nations, peoples, and governments have censored writers and their works on political, religious, sexual, and social grounds. Although the literary merit of the majority of these books has been proven time and time again, censorship efforts are still in place today. From Animal Farm to The Grapes of Wrath, The Koran to The Talmud, Ulysses to the Harry Potter series, The Canterbury Tales to The Bell Jar, this revised edition examines the many struggles these books faced in order to be read. Tracing the censorship histories of 120 works from across the world, 120 Banned Books, Second Edition provides a summary of each work, its censorship history, and suggestions for further reading. Many new titles have been added to reflect some of the controversies in recent years, and updates have been made to existing entries on such classic books as Huckleberry Finn and To Kill a Mockingbird. New entries include:
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-time Indian by Sherman Alexie (banned on social grounds)
The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown (banned on religious grounds)
Girls of Riyadh by Rajaa Alsanea (banned on political grounds)
Gossip Girl series by Cecily von Ziegesar (banned on sexual grounds)
His Dark Materials by Philip Pullman (banned on religious grounds)
The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini (banned on social grounds)
and many more.
Summaries
Main Description
From Gossip Girl to The Kite Runner¿a completely updated look at the history of censorship in world literature. Praise for the previous editions: "A must-have for all of us who enjoy the right to choose what we read."¿Nadine Strossen, President, American Civil Liberties Union Throughout history, nations, peoples, and governments have censored writers and their works on political, religious, sexual, and social grounds. Although the literary merit of the majority of these books has been proven time and time again, censorship efforts are still in place today. From Animal Farm to The Grapes of Wrath, The Koran to The Talmud, Ulysses to the Harry Potter series, The Canterbury Tales to The Bell Jar, this revised edition examines the many struggles these books faced in order to be read. Tracing the censorship histories of 120 works from across the world, 120 Banned Books, Second Edition provides a summary of each work, its censorship history, and suggestions for further reading. Many new titles have been added to reflect some of the controversies in recent years, and updates have been made to existing entries on such classic books as Huckleberry Finn and To Kill a Mockingbird.
Main Description
From Gossip Girl to The Kite Runner'a completely updated look at the history of censorship in world literature
Table of Contents
Introductionp. vii
Literature Suppressed on Political Grounds
All Quiet on the Western Frontp. 3
Andersonvillep. 8
The Appointmentp. 13
Areopagiticap. 18
Black Boyp. 22
Burger's Daughterp. 31
Bus Stop (Chezhan)p. 35
The Corpse Walker: Real Life Stories, China from the Bottom Upp. 38
Doctor Zhivagop. 44
The Fugitive (Perburuan)
Pramoedya Ananta Toerp. 49
Girls of Riyadhp. 53
The Grapes of Wrathp. 57
The Gulag Archipelago 1918-1956p. 71
I Am the Cheesep. 78
In the Spirit of Crazy Horse Peterp. 86
Johnny Got His Gunp. 98
Kiss of the Spider Womanp. 102
The Manifesto of the Communist Partyp. 105
Mein Kampfp. 112
My Brother Sam Is Dead Jamesp. 123
1984p. 126
Novel Without a Namep. 131
The Prince (II Principe)p. 137
El Se?or Presidentep. 142
Slaughterhouse-Five: Or, the Children's Crusade, a Duty Dance with Deathp. 146
Snowp. 156
Spycatcberp. 160
The Things They Carriedp. 166
Uncle Tom's Cabinp. 169
A Woman in Berlin: Eight Weeks in The Conquered City Anonymousp. 175
Literature Suppressed on religious Grounds
The Age of Reasonp. 186
The Biblep. 190
The Cartoons That Shook the Worldp. 196
Children of the Alley Naguib Mahfouzp. 204
Christianity Restoredp. 208
Church: Charism and Power: Liberation Theology and the Institutional Churchp. 211
Concerning Hereticsp. 214
The Da Vinci Codep. 217
Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief World Systemsp. 223
Essaysp. 226
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer'sp. 229
The Hidden Face of Eve: Women in the Arab Worldp. 236
His Dark Materials Trilogy, Book I: The Golden Compassp. 240
Impressions Reading Seriesp. 245
Infallible? An Inquiryp. 251
The Jewel of Medinap. 254
The Koran (Qur'an)p. 262
Lajja (Shame)p. 265
The Last Temptation of Christp. 270
The New Testamentp. 274
Ninety-five Thesesp. 277
Oliver Twistp. 282
On the Infinite Universe and Worldsp. 285
On the Origin of Speciesp. 288
The Satanic Versesp. 295
Shivaji: Hindu King in Islamic Indiap. 304
The Talmudp. 311
The Witchesp. 314
Women Without Men: A Novel of Modern Iranp. 320
Zhuan Falun: The Complete Teachings of Falun Gongp. 324
Literature Suppressed on Sexual Grounds
Always Running?La Vida Loca: Gang Days in L.A. Liu's Tp. 331
Bless Me, Ultimap. 336
The Bluest Eyep. 340
Candidep. 345
The Clan of the Cave Bearp. 347
The Epic of Gilgamesh Unknownp. 348
Fanny Hill, or Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasurep. 351
Flowers for Algernonp. 355
The Flowers of Evil (Les Fleurs dumal)p. 357
Foreverp. 359
Gossip Girl Seriesp. 363
The Handmaid's Talep. 366
How the Garc?a Girls Lost Their Accentsp. 369
Lady Chatterley's Loverp. 374
Lolitap. 378
Madame Bovaryp. 382
Native Sonp. 384
The Perks of Being a Wall flowerp. 391
Rabbit, Runp. 395
The Rainbowp. 397
Sanctuaryp. 400
Snow Falling on Cedarsp. 402
Song of Solomonp. 406
Sophie's Choicep. 409
less of The D'urbervillesp. 412
Their Eyes Were Watching Godp. 415
This Boy's Lifep. 420
Twilight Seriesp. 423
Ulyssesp. 427
Women in Lovep. 431
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indianp. 435
Adventures of Huckleberry Finnp. 441
The Adventures of Tom Sawyerp. 448
And Tango Makes Threep. 451
Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girlp. 455
The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklinp. 457
The Autobiography of Malcolm X Malcolm X, withp. 460
The Bell Jarp. 462
Belovedp. 465
Brave New Worldp. 470
The Canterbury Talesp. 473
Catch-22p. 477
The Catcher in the Rye J. D.p. 480
The Color Purplep. 484
Fahrenheitp. 451
Ray Bradburyp. 487
A Farewell to Armsp. 489
Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everythingp. 493
Gorillas in the Mistp. 497
The Greatp. 499
Heather Has Two Mommiesp. 502
I Know Why The Caged Bird Singsp. 504
The Kite Runnerp. 506
Leaves of Grassp. 515
Lord of the Fliesp. 518
Of Mice and Menp. 521
One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nestp. 526
A Separate Peacep. 529
The Sun Also Risesp. 531
To Kill A Mockingbirdp. 534
Welcome to the Monkey House Kurtp. 537
Indexp. 541
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