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Burning books

Author: Matthew Fishburn
Publisher: Basingstoke, Hampshire [England] ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"The Nazi burning of the books in 1933 was one of the most infamous political spectacles of the twentieth century. In Berlin and all over Germany, Nazi officials and students organized elaborate parades and bonfires to mark their embrace of Hitler's new government. Book burning has since become a modern taboo and the symbol of any oppressive regime. As Heinrich Heine is often quoted: 'Where one burns books, one will  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Matthew Fishburn
ISBN: 9780230553286 0230553281
OCLC Number: 221665738
Description: xix, 219 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction --
The fear of books --
The burning of books --
The library of the burned books --
To hell with culture --
Swing, they're burning books --
Beauty for ashes --
Funeral pyres --
Postscript : The path of cinders.
Responsibility: Matthew Fishburn.
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This provocative new work examines the years between the Nazi book fires and the publication of Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451 (1953), a period when book burning captured the popular imagination. It  Read more...


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'Matthew Fishburn offers an original and often disturbing perspective on a dark chapter in literary history. He has a genius for drawing unexpected connections and he writes with the kind of elegance Read more...

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