This blog is dedicated to literature, whether well known or obscure.
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A Wrinkle in Time is another one of those that is rarely actually banned, but faces many, many challenges. From accusations of Satanic worship, to overtly religious tones, to equating Jesus with Gandhi, L’Engle’s famous work has encounter many contradicting challenges. The book was even rejected by 26 publishers because it featured a female lead.
Now that’s just nonsense.
It is no surprise that Margaret Atwood’s heavy feminist tale was banned at some point. With themes that rail against religious fundamentalism and sexual repression, this book is bound set the teeth of very conservative parents on edge.
Fun Fact: This particular cover has always haunted me because i thought it looked like the handmaid on the front was staring into the wall, hoping that it would open up and let her out.
Steinbeck’s classic work was actually on the receiving end of burnings and bannings. People thought it was communist propaganda, and you know how well that goes over in America (spoiler alert, it doesn’t). Many of Steinbeck’s works have been seen as controversial, but this one really demonstrates his views on the inherent unfairness of society, particularly a capitalist society.
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"They’re certainly entitled to think that, and they’re entitled to full respect for their opinions… but before I can live with other folks I’ve got to live with myself. The one thing that doesn’t abide by majority rule is a person’s conscience."
And this stillness of life did not in the least resemble a peace. It was the stillness of an implacable force brooding over an inscrutable intention.
This one is filed under the “Too Political” section of banned-books.org. Complaints leveled against Conrad’s anti-colonialism novella include excess use of the n-word and violent content. I always love when American schools ban books for the n-word; it’s so ironic.
They are missing the point
There are no happy endings, endings are sad-so let’s have a happy beginning and a happy middle.
This book has been banned for encouraging messiness, disobedience and mention of the supernatural. Some people just can’t handle the delightful whimsy of Shel Silverstein.
Banned Books Week! Today kicks off a week long celebration of books that have been banned from schools, libraries or even whole countries! From seemingly innocent Shel Silverstein to gritty and raw Toni Morrison, these books get an unnecessary bad rap. So stay tuned for spotlights and reviews of some of my favorite “inappropriate” books to read.
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Awesome cover art by Matt Buck.
You know it, the one where she’s in her cheerleading uniform and smiling not for the camera, but for her sister or her best friend or a boy or any countless things to put one on her face, when she had one. The Picture, pornographic with tragedy.
In place of a traditional review, I am doing a comparison type review of the book Hemlock Grove and the Netflix series of the same name. I will be sticking to the first season of the show, as it is the only season that Brian McGreevy had an active role in and the only season that follows the plot of the book. The second season is merely an expansion on the characters from the novel. This will be a long read, so check out the rest of my analysis under the cut! Spoilers abound!
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