banned books bound minds

Wednesday, October 26, 2005

The never ending story.....

I came across this site recently and urge you all to spend some time here, not just browsing, but really reading the material. Some great information here on why books were banned and how and where they were eventually published. If you’re not too familiar with the pervasiveness of censorship, this site may help to enlighten you. I know I am consistently amazed (and appalled) by the very idea of anybody determining what I should and should not read. This amazement is always furthered when I see a list of banned books. Gone with The Wind, Call of The Wild, Silas Marner and Walt Whitman’s Leaves of Grass, all have been banned at one time or another here and abroad. I can’t imagine my life without these and countless other books, stories, poems and plays. Can you?

http://digital.library.upenn.edu/books/banned-books.html banned books on line selected from the indexes of the online books page ( < http://onlinebooks.library.upenn.edu/ >),

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