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Book Talk: August 2017 Part Two

This is Part Two of Book Talk: August 2017. You can find Part One here.

This month my short story reading soared to heights I’ve not seen in a long time. 568 more words


Helen Keller: Letter To Nazi Students Before They Burn Her Book (1933)

To the student body of Germany:

History has taught you nothing if you think you can kill ideas. Tyrants have tried to do that often before, and the ideas have risen up in their might and destroyed them. 499 more words

Opinion Leaders

Poem - The Books are Being Burned

Well hello there! I have returned from the rainy but beautiful country of Ireland. I had an absolutely amazing two weeks there, and I’m so grateful to God for all the work he did in my heart and in the other people serving with me. 393 more words

Couple Survive Record Winter Burning L. Ron Hubbard Books from Goodwill

Earl Mackey lost his job last year and his wife, Joyce, was pregnant with their first child when a record winter was scheduled to hit Big Sur.   325 more words


A Parthenon of Pages

Marta Minujín builds full-scale parthenon replica from 100,000 banned books.

in the german city of kassel, an argentine artist is making a monumental statement about censorship, the banning of books and the persecution of their authors. 268 more words


This is not a review of Shattering the Muses, a strange hybrid "novel" by Rainer J. Hanshe and Federico Gori

Rainer J. Hanshe’s new book Shattering the Muses is comprised of citations, short histories, poems, complaints and lamentations, anecdotes, essays, etchings, manipulated photographs, photographs of old documents, ink and enamel drawings, coal and ash pictures, and other media. 1,143 more words