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Book Title: Literature Suppressed on Religious Grounds|
The author of the book: Margaret Bald
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 8.21 MB
Edition: Facts on File
Date of issue: July 1st 2011
ISBN 13: 9780816082308
Read full description of the books Literature Suppressed on Religious Grounds:Censorship of religious and philosophical speculation is as old as history and as current as today's headlines. Many of the world's major religious texts, including the Bible, the Talmud, the Koran, and others, have been suppressed, condemned, or proscribed at some time. Works of secular literature that touch upon religious beliefs or reflect dissenting views have also been suppressed. Literature Suppressed on Religious Grounds, Third Edition profiles the censorship of many of these works, including the frequently challenged Harry Potter series, which critics accuse of promoting witchcraft and anti-family themes. Other recent popular books challenged for religious reasons include Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials trilogy and Dan Brown's The Da Vinci Code.
Read information about the authorMy latest book is From the Sahara to Samarkand: Selected Travel Writings of Rosita Forbes, 1919-1937. Forbes was a renowned British explorer and intrepid traveler during the 1920s and 1930s, known as much for her glamour and charm as for her splendid adventures and the engaging and insightful books she wrote about them. I edited and wrote the introduction to this first anthology of Forbes's travel writing. It includes selections from her travels in Morocco, Ethiopia, Yemen, Arabia, Turkey, Persia, Iraq, and Afghanistan as well as Java, Sumatra, and China.
I am also the author of Banned Books: Literature Suppressed on Religious Grounds (2011, 2006, 1998), which along with three companion volumes published by Facts On File, is the leading reference work on literary censorship. I am the co-author of 120 Banned Books: Censorship Histories of World Literature (2011, 2005) and 100 Banned Books: Censorship Histories of World Literature (1999), two paperbacks drawn from the reference book series, which offer profiles of books in the U.S. and around the world that have been banned or targeted for censorship.
I have been a freelance journalist and foreign correspondent reporting from Latin America and North Africa, managing editor of World Press Review magazine, and an editorial consultant to the United Nations. I am currently an editor and director of publications at a nonprofit social policy research organization and live with my husband, Jonathan Calvert, and two sons in Brooklyn, New York.
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