Banned Books and Burroughs

2 Responses to "Banned Books and Burroughs"

  1. Annie says:

    It’s crazy. Several of these books are challenged simply for progressive ideas such as feminism.

    • Joe Nolan says:

      Right! Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451 was censored for its horrific depictions of censorship?

      “I wrote this book at a time when I was worried about the way things were going in this country four years ago. Too many people were afraid of their shadows, there was a threat of book burning. Many of the books were being taken off the shelves at that time. And of course, things have changed a lot in four years. Things are going back in a very healthy direction. But at the time I wanted to do some sort of story where I could comment on what would happen to a country if we let ourselves go too far in this direction, where then all thinking stops, and the dragon swallows his tail, and we sort of vanish into a limbo and we destroy ourselves by this sort of action.” – Bradbury

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