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Contemporary literary censorship the case history of Burroughs" Naked lunch by Michael B. Goodman

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Published by Scarecrow Press in Metuchen, N.J .
Written in English



  • Massachusetts,
  • Boston.,
  • United States.


  • Burroughs, William S., 1914- ,
  • Trials (Obscenity) -- Massachusetts -- Boston.,
  • Trials (Obscenity) -- United States.,
  • Censorship -- United States.

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Edition Notes

Statementby Michael Barry Goodman.
LC ClassificationsKF224.B873 G66
The Physical Object
Paginationx, 330 p. ;
Number of Pages330
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL4113855M
ISBN 10081081398X
LC Control Number80028993

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  Broadening the notion of censorship, this volume explores the transformative role played by early modern censors in the fashioning of a distinct English literature in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. In early modern England, the Privy Council, the Bishop of London and the Archbishop of Canterbury, the Stationers’ Company, and the Master of the Revels each dealt with .   One of these books is the Bible, which is what most often triggers the censorship. The book has been repeatedly banned over the years, which is ironic, given that the book itself is . Tracing the censorship histories of works from across the world, 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 /5(12). #1 To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee. Harper Lee's novel is considered by many to be among the greatest works of #2 American Psycho by Bret Easton Ellis. Ellis is a frequent target for protests due to the nature of his writing, but #3 And Tango Makes Three by Peter Parnell and Justin.

  To teens, I say take back those great books. Take back the classics. Take back gritty, contemporary material. Look at the banned and challenged book lists and decide what you want to read, decide what you want to learn, decide what you care about. Then you can ask great questions, develop strong opinions, and be open to new ideas.   Since they all deserve a place in both public and private libraries, we rounded up some of the top banned books throughout history. Whether we read to better understand ourselves, to learn and see beyond our own experiences, or to escape, literature, at . Book censorship is the removal, suppression, or restricted circulation of literary, artistic, or educational material – of images, ideas, and information – on the grounds that these are morally or otherwise objectionable in the light of standards applied by the censor. Censorship is "the regulation of speech and other forms of expression by an entrenched authority".   Jay Asher’s young adult novel of the same name was the most challenged or banned book last year, according to the American Library .

Banned books are books or other printed works such as essays or plays which are prohibited by law or to which free access is not permitted by other means. The practice of banning books is a form of censorship, from political, legal, religious, moral, or (less often) commercial article lists notable banned books and works, giving a brief context for the reason that each book was. Sunday was the beginning of banned book week, a time to reflect and celebrate some of the books in the modern Western literary canon that most often receive formally filed challenges to have them.   Parents Against Bad Books in Schools. PABBIS (Parents Against Bad Books in Schools), is just one of a number of parent groups around the country challenging children's and young adult books in classroom teaching, and in school and public parents go beyond wanting to restrict access to certain books for their own children; they seek to restrict access for other parents.   Literary or cultural scholarship on censorship is also diversely voluminous, but contemporary work can be seen to be following five directions. 71 In the wake of Foucault, the “new censorship scholarship” of U.S. critics in the s critiqued the Manichean divide between free speech and regulation, and pursued poststructuralist interest in the determining ability of regulation to .