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people's opinions about a banned book Hi everyone: I wonder if you know any resources...

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Posted February 22, 2010 at 1:27 PM via web

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people's opinions about a banned book

Hi everyone:

I wonder if you know any resources that collect people's opinions (on books, journals, speech, online) about whether or not a banned book should be banned, discussing the controversy around the novel. I am looking for the discussion about one book among this banned books list:
 
The Grapes of Wrath
To Kill a Mockingbird
Of Mice and Men
For Whom the Bell Tolls
The Call of the Wild
All the King's Men
The Lord of the Rings
The Jungle
A Clockwork Orange
Satanic Verses

I wonder if you know any resources or could give me any advice.

Thank you very much.

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booksnmore | College Teacher | (Level 3) Adjunct Educator

Posted February 22, 2010 at 1:51 PM (Answer #2)

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Checked my bookshelf and found a book entitled Celebrating Censored Books (Edited by Nicholas J. Karolides & Lee Burress, published by Wisconsin Council of Teachers of English, 1985.) I looked on ERIC and it does provide information about finding it. (Looks like it's also available and inexpensive through a big on-line bookseller.) But you might just go to the ERIC website and search there for more links. Some of the materials there are provided in pdf files.

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Posted February 22, 2010 at 6:36 PM (Answer #3)

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thank you very much for your reply. I searched at ERIC, but couldn't find it. My university and local public library don't have this book too. Any online resource available? Thanks!

 

 

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hannahshychuk | College Teacher | (Level 2) Adjunct Educator

Posted February 23, 2010 at 8:47 AM (Answer #4)

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http://www.knowledgerush.com/kr/encyclopedia/List_of_banned_books/

This is a great site which contains a large list of books that have been banned by various societies and/or organizations. If you click on a book's title, the site provides background about the book, as well as information about the controversy surrounding the book which led to its being banned.

Also check out this site:

http://onlinebooks.library.upenn.edu/banned-books.html

It is less detailed, but provides some interesting information.

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ask996 | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Senior Educator

Posted February 24, 2010 at 8:20 AM (Answer #5)

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One place you might find some valuable information is the American Library Association webpage. Every year they celebrate banned books with different events, so there is a good likelihood that they will have information that might help.

http://www.enotes.com/banned-books/group/discuss/

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engtchr5 | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Associate Educator

Posted March 6, 2010 at 2:37 PM (Answer #6)

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The University of Pennsylvania has an extensive resource on this topic -- It makes a good addition to the others already mentioned:

http://onlinebooks.library.upenn.edu/banned-books.html

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epollock | (Level 3) Valedictorian

Posted March 6, 2010 at 10:51 PM (Answer #7)

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Loyola University has a section on their website specially made to provide resources about banned and controversial books. It has extensive articles and academic papers along with comments from other lay people. It is a great resource web site for you to find great information. You can find it at:

http://libraries.luc.edu/about/banned/index.htm

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