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Title Censored : a literary history of subversion and control / Matthew Fellion and Katherine Inglis.
Author Fellion, Matthew, author.
Publication Montreal ; Kingston ; Chicago : McGill-Queen's University Press, [2017]
Copyright date ©2017
Description 431 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Call # 363.31 F
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary "When Henry Vizetelly was imprisoned in 1889 for publishing the novels of Émile Zola in English, the problem was not just Zola's French candour about sex--it was that Vizetelly's books were cheap, and ordinary people could read them. Censored exposes the role that power plays in censorship. In twenty-five chapters focusing on a wide range of texts, including the Bible, slave narratives, modernist classics, comic books, and Chicana/o literature, Matthew Fellion and Katherine Inglis chart the forces that have driven censorship in the United Kingdom and the United States for over six hundred years, from fears of civil unrest and corruptible youth to the oppression of various groups--religious and political dissidents, same-sex lovers, the working class, immigrants, women, racialized people, and those who have been incarcerated or enslaved. The authors also consider the weight of speech, and when restraints might be justified. Rich with illustrations that bring to life the personalities and the books that feature in its stories, Censored takes readers behind the scenes into the courtroom battles, legislative debates, public campaigns, and private exchanges that have shaped the course of literature. A vital reminder that the freedom of speech has always been fragile and never enjoyed equally by all, Censored offers lessons from the past to guard against threats to literature in a new political era"-- Provided by publisher.
Contents The English Bibles, translated by John Wyclif, William Tyndale, and others -- Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure (Fanny Hill) by John Cleland -- The Witlings by Frances Burney -- Queen Mab by Percy Bysshe Shelley -- The History of Mary Prince by Mary Prince -- Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman -- Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain -- The Soil by Émile Zola -- The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde -- The Well of Loneliness by Radclyffe Hall -- Ulysses by James Joyce -- Lady Chatterley's Lover by D. H. Lawrence -- The Land of Spies by Kate O'Brien -- Black Boy by Richard Wright -- 'The Orphan', Shock SuspenStories No. 14 by Bill Gaines, Al Feldstein, and Jack Kamen -- Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov -- OZ 28: Schoolkids edition by Richard Neville, Felix Dennis, Jim Anderson, and guest editors -- Black Voices from Prison by Etheridge Knight and incarcerated men at Indiana State Prison -- 'The Love that Dares to Speak its Name' in Gay News by James Kirkup -- Jenny Lives with Eric and Martin by Susanne Bösche -- The Satanic Verses by Salman Rushdie -- Hit man by Rex Feral -- Beijing Coma by Ma Jian -- Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood by Marjane Satrapi -- Borderlands / La Frontera: The New Mestiza by Gloria Anzaldúa.
Subject English literature -- Censorship -- History.
American literature -- Censorship -- History.
Censorship -- Great Britain -- History.
Censorship -- United States -- History.
Literature and society -- Great Britain -- History.
Literature and society -- United States -- History.
American literature -- Censorship. (OCoLC)fst00807138
Censorship. (OCoLC)fst00850568
English literature -- Censorship. (OCoLC)fst00912019
Literature and society. (OCoLC)fst01000096
Great Britain. (OCoLC)fst01204623
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Genre History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Addl. Author Inglis, Katherine, author.
Related To Fellion, Matthew, 1985- Censored. (CaOONL)20179025678
ISBN 0773551271 (hardcover) :
9780773551275 (hardcover) :

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