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The censor's library

Author: Nicole Moore
Publisher: St Lucia, Qld. : University of Queensland Press, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A history of book censorship in Australia; what we couldn't read, didn't read, didn't know, and why we didn't. For much of the twentieth century, Australia banned more books and more serious books than most other English-speaking or Western countries, from the Kama Sutra through to Huxley's Brave New World and Joyce's Ulysses.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Nicole Moore
ISBN: 9780702239168 070223916X 9780702247712 0702247715 9780702247729 0702247723 9780702247736 0702247731
OCLC Number: 748686951
Notes: On cover: Uncovering the lost history of Australia's banned books.
Description: xv, 414 pages, [32] pages of plates : illustrations (some color), portraits ; 23 cm
Contents: A sight worth looking at --
Shipping, air and parcel post --
No business of god or man --
Sedition's fiction --
Brave new moderns --
Homosexualists and pornographs --
Bastards from the bush --
Literature in handcuffs --
Everything you could expect for a quarter --
The censor poets --
Because they were white, baby, and they ruled the world --
Porno-politics --
The "last" banned books --
Out from underground --
Decline and rise --
National reading.
Responsibility: Nicole Moore.

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A history of book censorship in Australia; what we couldn't read, didn't read, didn't know, and why we didn't. For much of the twentieth century, Australia banned more books and more serious books than most other English-speaking or Western countries, from the Kama Sutra through to Huxley's Brave New World and Joyce's Ulysses.

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