Banned Books Week 2005 is September 24October 1

Clare Imholtz muldoone99 at yahoo.com
Fri Sep 23 09:13:51 EDT 2005


That's another contest idea--all ML titles that were
on the Index. I'll bet there are more than a couple.
Reading a book on the Index meant you were immediately
condemned to hell, as I recall. 

clare

--- Scot Kamins <kamins at dogeared.com> wrote:

> 
> On Sep 22, 2005, at 9:10 AM, Clare Imholtz wrote:
> 
> > Even Alice's Adventures in Wonderland was banned
> -- in
> > China in the 1930's. Talking animals were
> disapproved
> > of!
> 
> Now, THAT is REALLY interesting!
> 
> I knew that nearly all philosophers (and most French
> writers) were on  
> the Catholic Church's index (Index librorum
> prohibitorum). When I was  
> in high school -- Boston College High in Dorchester
> Ma, a Jesuit prep  
> school -- I and my buddies would make it a point to
> walk around  
> campus with an indexed book prominently displayed.
> We spent a lot of  
> time in detention. I proudly thought of myself as a
> political prisoner.
> 
> 
> Scot Kamins
> ........................
> 
> "We must be the change we want to see in the world."
>  ~ Gandhi
> 
> 


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