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Laugh of faith

In May last year, a country lifted a ban on the Bible which had been in place since 1969. When I learned about it, I laughed. 313 more words



A who’s who of books worth reading.

Index librorum prohibitorum Innoc. XI. P.M. iussu editus usque ad annum 1681 :
eidem accedit in fine appendix usque ad mensem Iunij 1704. 509 more words

Rare Books

Tropic of Cancer - Henry Miller - 1934

‘Tropic of Cancer’ was banned in the UK and the USA for almost 30 years. Re-reading it after several decades, I am not surprised – it contains what were for the times explicit descriptions of sexual activity that you cannot find in any other conventional text of the time.  1,112 more words

Book Review

an Open Book, an Open Mind

“If you want to really hurt you parents, and you don’t have the nerve to be gay, the least you can do is go into the arts. 101 more words


Thoughts on Brave New World

Brave New World is one of those dystopian novels that will always be relevant, and will make any generation think about the world they live in. 622 more words

Book Symposion Blog

Startling Poetry: Voyage

Voyage by Carmen Tafolla

I was the fourth ship.

          Behind Niña, Pinta, Santa María,

          Lost at sea while watching a seagull,

          Following the wind and sunset skies, 65 more words


V for Vendetta

V for Vendetta
Author: Alan Moore
Grade(s): 10; 11

V for Vendetta takes place in a totalitarian England following a devastating war that changed the face of the planet.

11th Grade