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Haruki Murakami's new novel declared 'indecent' by Hong Kong censors

so it is worrying that we are seeing the new Murakami novel removed from the Hong Kong book fair’s booths. Book fairs are where people go to see a range of writing and we would call on the directors ... read more

BOOK BANNING IN AMERICA

The reason that cenors and would-be censors give most often is that a book is ... The board's latest brief was sent to Washington a few weeks ago. It repeats the argument that school boards have the ... read more

Philip Roth, Don Chipp and the novel that broke Australia's censors

THE WEST AUSTRALIAN Around the time of its publication almost half a century ago, literary quality was effectively regarded as a hostile concept for Australian censors ... New York Times, "Gershom ... read more

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Sense and censorship: An Irishman’s Diary on Edna O’Brien

Its report said the censorship of books came under strong attack at the meeting, adding, “Twelve men and Edna O’Brien declared that the system branded authors as pornographers, obscene and indecent .. ... read more


A Brief History of the New York Society for the Suppression of Vice

It's Banned Books ... indecent or disgusting" were outlawed by the New York state penal code. Ardently monitoring compliance with those laws was an organization founded by Anthony Comstock in 1873, ... read more

Banned in Baltimore: film censorship in the Free State

From cornfed pinups to indigenous cultures, Maryland's censors helplessly watched a new era of values emerge. The harshest blow came in 1965 when the U.S. Supreme Court declared the ... but banning ... read more

BOOK ENDS

The other day we talked with an old friend, Nadine Gordimer, whose new novel ... is more than one way for the South African censors to ban a book. After stalling for six months, they re‐ cently ... read more

Contains adult themes

SO SECRETIVE was Australian literary surveillance that a list of banned books was not made public until 1958. Some novels, such as Lady Chatterley's Lover, were banned for decades while others, ... read more

100 years ago in Spokane: War readiness and censorship

From the censorship beat: Spokane’s theater owners declared ... new ordinances from becoming effective, on the grounds that it is unnecessary.” They said plenty of statutes were already on the books ... read more

James Joyce’s Ulysses: A classic too sexy for censors

The judges declared the excerpt ... Since the late 19th Century, censors considered themselves the guardians of civic order in an emerging Information Age. Rising literacy rates and plunging book ... read more

Hong Kong rules Haruki Murakami's new novel 'indecent'

Activists in Hong Kong are calling for censors to reverse their decision on Haruki Murakami's "Killing Commendatore," after it was declared "indecent ... Post quoted the document as saying. The latest ... read more

Titillating titles

So secretive was Australian literary surveillance that a list of banned books was not made public until 1958. Some novels, such as Lady Chatterley's Lover, were banned for decades while others, ... read more



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