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
A Clockwork Orange
I wonder if you know any resources or could give me any advice.
Thank you very much.
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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.
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!
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:
It is less detailed, but provides some interesting information.
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.
The University of Pennsylvania has an extensive resource on this topic -- It makes a good addition to the others already mentioned:
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:
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