Just saw this list of books (classics) that were banned at one time or another...
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Just wanted to share the link:
To me it seems more like a list of some of the GREATEST books EVER written. What do you think???
I got a laugh out of how Ulysses wasn't even attacked with an explanation, they just started burning.
I suppose fascist Italy and Germany might have banned it as disrespectful to wolves, but it probably had more to do with London being known as a socialist writer.
I didn't see Yertle the Turtle on that list.
Waw. How is this possible. Very interesting and I agree that some are among the best books ever written. Thanks.
It's not all that surprising: they took somebody's list of "Top 100 Novels of the 20th Century" and cross-checked it with a list of books that someone somewhere has objected to. It's in the nature of "great books" that (a) lots of people encounter them and (b) they excite strong reactions, so you'd expect them to be among the most-banned. It might almost be more interesting to look at the books on the Radcliffe list that apparently haven't ever been considered interesting enough to ban. The first few are:
The sound and the fury
A portrait of the artist as a young man
Heart of darkness (disrespectful to white colonialists and Belgians?)
Winnie-the-Pooh (negative image of obesity? positive images of depression?)
On the road (has no teacher been daft enough to put it on a reading list?)
The old man and the sea
To the lighthouse
The Portrait of a lady
(see here: http://www.ala.org/advocacy/banned/frequentlychallenged/challengedclassics and here: http://www.modernlibrary.com/top-100/radcliffes-rival-100-best-novels-list/ for the lists)
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