Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Banned Books I Have Read and Loved or Liked

                   Happy Banned Books Week!

The three tags enclosed I made myself. take and use as you wish. save to your "My Computer." Credit not necessary at all. More tags can be found at: http://radicalsapphoq.blogspot.com/2014/09/i-read-banned-books-free-tags.html of various sizes.

Here is the Library Bill of Rights
copy pasted from the website: http://www.ala.org/advocacy/intfreedom/librarybill

The American Library Association affirms that all libraries are forums for information and ideas, and that the following basic policies should guide their services.
I. Books and other library resources should be provided for the interest, information, and enlightenment of all people of the community the library serves. Materials should not be excluded because of the origin, background, or views of those contributing to their creation.
II. Libraries should provide materials and information presenting all points of view on current and historical issues. Materials should not be proscribed or removed because of partisan or doctrinal disapproval.
III. Libraries should challenge censorship in the fulfillment of their responsibility to provide information and enlightenment.
IV. Libraries should cooperate with all persons and groups concerned with resisting abridgment of free expression and free access to ideas.
V. A person’s right to use a library should not be denied or abridged because of origin, age, background, or views.
VI. Libraries which make exhibit spaces and meeting rooms available to the public they serve should make such facilities available on an equitable basis, regardless of the beliefs or affiliations of individuals or groups requesting their use.
Adopted June 19, 1939, by the ALA Council; amended October 14, 1944; June 18, 1948; February 2, 1961; June 27, 1967; January 23, 1980; inclusion of “age” reaffirmed January 23, 1996.
A history of the Library Bill of Rights is found in the latest edition of the Intellectual Freedom Manual.
The third item is of specific interest this week.

These banned and challenged books by various governments were taken from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_books_banned_by_governments
The ones I have read are bolded. The ones on my list to read are italicized.
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll 
All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque 
American Psycho by Bret Easton Ellis 
An Area of Darkness by V.S. Naipaul [a different book is on my reading list]
The Anarchist's Cookbook by William Powell

The Bible by various authors [many times]
Candide by Voltaire
The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer [excerpts, in school]
The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown
The Dairy of Anne Frank by Anne Frank

Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
The First Circle by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss
The Gulag Archipelago by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

Howl by Allan Ginsberg [poem]
Little Black Sambo by Helen Bannerman
The Lottery by Shirley Jackson [short story]
Mein Kampf by Adolf Hitler [I think. Very long and from the library].
One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

The Satanic Bible by Anton LaVey
Uncle Tom's Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe
The Well of Loneliness by Radclyffe Hall [lesbian classic]

These banned and challenged classics were copy-pasted from http://www.ala.org/bbooks/frequentlychallengedbooks/classics 
The ones I have read are bolded. The ones on my list to read are italicized.
The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald
The Catcher in the Rye, by J.D. Salinger
The Grapes of Wrath, by John Steinbeck
To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee
The Color Purple, by Alice Walker

Ulysses, by James Joyce
Beloved, by Toni Morrison
The Lord of the Flies, by William Golding
1984, by George Orwell

 Lolita, by Vladmir Nabokov

 Of Mice and Men, by John Steinbeck
 Catch-22, by Joseph Heller
 Brave New World, by Aldous Huxley
 Animal Farm, by George Orwell
 The Sun Also Rises, by Ernest Hemingway

 As I Lay Dying, by William Faulkner
 A Farewell to Arms, by Ernest Hemingway
 Their Eyes Were Watching God, by Zora Neale Hurston
 Invisible Man, by Ralph Ellison
 Song of Solomon, by Toni Morrison

 Gone with the Wind, by Margaret Mitchell
 Native Son, by Richard Wright
 One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, by Ken Kesey
 Slaughterhouse-Five, by Kurt Vonnegut
 For Whom the Bell Tolls, by Ernest Hemingway

 The Call of the Wild, by Jack London
 Go Tell it on the Mountain, by James Baldwin
 All the King's Men, by Robert Penn Warren
 The Lord of the Rings, by J.R.R. Tolkien
 The Jungle, by Upton Sinclair

 Lady Chatterley's Lover, by D.H. Lawrence
 A Clockwork Orange, by Anthony Burgess
 The Awakening, by Kate Chopin
 In Cold Blood, by Truman Capote
 The Satanic Verses, by Salman Rushdie

 Sophie's Choice, by William Styron
 Sons and Lovers, by D.H. Lawrence
 Cat's Cradle, by Kurt Vonnegut
 A Separate Peace, by John Knowles
 Naked Lunch, by William S. Burroughs

 Brideshead Revisited, by Evelyn Waugh
 Women in Love, by D.H. Lawrence
 The Naked and the Dead, by Norman Mailer
 Tropic of Cancer, by Henry Miller
 An American Tragedy, by Theodore Dreiser

 Rabbit, Run, by John Updike

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