1 Feb 2022

Book Critic: Pip Adam

From Afternoons, 2:10 pm on 1 February 2022

Today Pip Adam's theme is 'banned books'. She's been prompted to go back through time following the news that Art Spiegelman's Pulitzer prize-winning novel about the Holocaust, Maus was removed from the curriculum by a Tennesee school board. The books she's talking about are A Matter of Obscenity: The politics of censorship in Modern England By Chris Hilliard, Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula K LeGuin and an essay from the same author written in 1976 titled, 'Is Gender Necessary? Redux".

Librarians thumb their nose at censorship and book banning, and celebrate the freedom to read, during Banned Books Week.

Librarians thumb their nose at censorship and book banning, and celebrate the freedom to read, during Banned Books Week. Photo: 123rf

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