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Happy Banned Books Week

Post by Publisher » Wed Oct 07, 2020 6:28 am

This is an annually shifting list, and i find it terrifying that 3 of these now on the list are about the dangers of information control.
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Re: Happy Banned Books Week

Post by Yuna » Wed Oct 07, 2020 12:49 pm

Weird,I read almost all those books in school. Like the whole class read them.

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Re: Happy Banned Books Week

Post by YAG » Wed Oct 07, 2020 1:38 pm

Huckleberry Finn is the most banned book in US history.

Because Jim.

At first, banned in the South, because, lets face it, Jim, an escaped slave, is the hero of the story.

Then it shifted to Jim, because Jim was an uneducated, illiterate black man bumming around with a white kid.

Both are true. Deal with reality.

I read most of these in junior high, and re-read some of them for more critical analysis in high school. And AGAIN in college, and boy, was THAT intense. I think the prof was intentionally starting arguments in that class.
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Post by The_Carpenter » Thu Oct 08, 2020 7:36 pm

Very weird.
I have all but two in my personal library.
Almost all of Vonnegut's and Orwell's. Several of Bradbury's.
I guess I'm surprised Illustrated Man of Bradbury's isn't on the list.
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Re: Happy Banned Books Week

Post by YAG » Thu Oct 08, 2020 8:14 pm

I force fed 1984 and Animal Farm to my kids. The older one figured out why while he was getting his BS and he had a DifQ proof forcefeeding them his politics and brooked no discussion.
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