Fahrenheit 451 is a book about the burning of books in a hellish future world. If you have never read it, do so. But if you have, you may, like me, have been curious about where some of the allusions to other books came from. 604 more words
Imagine the place. Dark and subversive, oozing with ‘blasphemous’, ‘racial’, ‘offensive’, ‘obscene’, ‘Satanic’, and ‘anarchistic’ literature. Its librarian, Janet Yanosko, added her own pithy remarks to a long list of books that were banned for their offensive nature. 980 more words
Guy Montag is a fireman.
In his world, where television rules and literature is on the brink of extinction, firemen start fires rather than put them out. 526 more words
This is Banned Books Week, which:
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… highlights the value of free and open access to information. Banned Books Week brings together the entire book community – librarians, booksellers, publishers, journalists, teachers, and readers of all types – in shared support of the freedom to seek and to express ideas, even those some consider unorthodox or unpopular.