Critical Insights: Censored/Banned Literature, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1642650293
  • ISBN-13: 9781642650297
  • DDC: 098.1
  • 300 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2019 | Published/Released June 2019
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2019

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This title examines the wide range of important literary texts that have been subjected to censorship, either at the time of their first publication, later in their history, or both. Because important works frequently offer challenging responses to social, historical, and political issues, often it is the very best works that provoke - at least initially - the most hostility or discomfort. This volume includes The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn<\I>, by Mark Twain (1884), The Catcher in the Rye<\I>, by J.D. Salinger (1951), and Beloved<\I>, by Toni Morrison (1987). <\P>

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
About This Volume.
Silent Censorship and Mark Twain's Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.
Critical Contexts.
1: Censorship in Medieval England.
2: Banned, Censored, and Challenged Books: A Survey of Issues and Ideas.
3: Medieval Intolerance and Modern Censorship in the Morality Play Mankind.
4: Using Anything: Flannery O'Connor and Banning Books.
Critical Readings.
5: The Coming Censorship of Fiction.
6: “Fighting Race Calumny”: Efforts to Censor The Birth of a Nation.
7: “Hidden Things”: Self-Censorship in the Poetry and Career of Constantine Cavafy.
8: Banned, Bothered, and Bewildered: Lady Chatterley's Lover.
9: Interanimations: William S. Burroughs's Naked Lunch.
10: Efforts to Ban Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird.
11: To Kill a Mockingbird in Columbus, Indiana: A Community Divided.
12: Informal Censorship: The Literary Feud between Frank Chin and Maxine Hong Kingston.
13: Alison Bechdel's Fun Home: The Gay Graphic Memoir as a Magnet for Censorship.
14: A Recent Attempt at Book “Censorship”: The Conejo Valley Dispute.
Further Reading.
About the Editor.