Come Celebrate Banned Books Week with Me

Though all the winds of doctrine were let loose to play upon the earth, so Truth be in the field, we do injuriously, by licensing and prohibiting, to misdoubt her strength. Let her and Falsehood grapple; who ever knew Truth put to second best in a free and open encounter?

~ John Milton in Areopagitica.

What’s your favorite banned book? Which are still on your list?

4 responses to “Come Celebrate Banned Books Week with Me

  1. Generally, my all-time favorite banned book has been Huck Finn. From the list shown, Persepolis, which is wonderfully subversive.

    Fahrenheit 451. sigh.

  2. Many, many thanks for posting this video! It should be played in every high school so students can discuss, learn, think and debate such thorny and vital issues. And most important — read, and read and read.

    A fav quote:

    “What I mean by reading is not skimming, not being able to say as the world saith, “Oh, yes, I’ve read that!” – but reading again and again, in all sorts of moods, with an increase of delight every time, till the thing read has become part of your system and goes forth along with you to meet any new experience you may have.” — C.E. Montague — “A Writer’s Notes on His Trade”

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