Communicator (communicator) wrote,

Cutting remarks

Returning to the subject of banned books. This site has some details of the decisions to ban particular books.

1984 - 'pro-communist'
The Diary of Anne Frank - 'a real downer' (Alabama State Textbook committee)
Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee - 'if there's a possibility that something might be controversial, then why not eliminate it?'
A Doll's House (Ibsen) - 'promotes feminist views'
Earth Science (textbook in geology) - underminds (sic) parental guidance
The Graphic works of MC Escher - "pornographic", "perverted", and "morbid"
James and the Giant Peach - contains the word "ass" and "promotes" the use of drugs (tobacco, snuff) and whiskey

Le Morte D'Arthur (Sir Thomas Malory) - Challenged as required reading at the Pulaski County High School (1997) because it is "junk."
A Light in the Attic (a book of poems for children by Shel Silverstein) - 'glorifies Satan, suicide and cannibalism' - I don't know this book but I seriously doubt that judgement
My Friend Flicka - uses the word 'bitch' (to refer to a dog)
Twelfth Night - encourages homosexuality as a lifestyle alternative
A Wrinkle in Time By Madeleine L'Engle - 'listing the name of Jesus Christ together with the names of great artists, philosophers, scientists, and religious leaders when referring to those who defend earth against evil'
Zen Buddhism: D.T. Suzuki - 'this book details the teachings of the religion of Buddhism in such a way that the reader could very likely embrace its teachings and choose this as his religion'
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