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Censored : a literary history of subversion and control

Author: Matthew Fellion; Katherine Inglis
Publisher: Montreal ; Kingston ; Chicago : McGill-Queen's University Press, [2017] ©2017
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"When Henry Vizetelly was imprisoned in 1889 for publishing the novels of Émile Zola in English, the problem was not just Zola's French candour about sex--it was that Vizetelly's books were cheap, and ordinary people could read them. Censored exposes the role that power plays in censorship. In twenty-five chapters focusing on a wide range of texts, including the Bible, slave narratives, modernist classics, comic  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Fellion, Matthew, 1985-
Censored.
(CaOONL)20179025678
Print version:
Fellion, Matthew.
Censored.
Montreal ; Kingston ; Chicago : McGill-Queen's University Press, [2017]
(DLC) 2017434594
(OCoLC)982091503
Named Person: Englisch
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Matthew Fellion; Katherine Inglis
ISBN: 9780773551886 0773551883 9780773551893 0773551891
OCLC Number: 1031259901
Description: 1 online resource (431 pages) : illustrations
Contents: The English Bibles, translated by John Wyclif, William Tyndale, and Others --
Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure (Fanny Hill) by John Cleland --
The Witlings by Frances Burney --
Queen Mab by Percy Bysshe Shelley --
The History of Mary Prince by Mary Prince --
Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman --
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain --
The Soil by Émile Zola --
The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde --
The Well of Lonliness by Radclyffe Hall --
Ulysses by James Joyce --
Lady Chatterley's Lover by D.H. Lawrence --
The Land of Spies by Kate O'Brien --
Black Boy by Richard Wright --
'The Orphan', Shock SuspenStories No. 14 by Bill Gaines, Al Feldstein, and Jack Kamen --
Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov --
OZ 28: Schoolkids edition by Richard Neville, Felix Dennis, Jim Anderson, and Guest editors --
Black Voices from Prison by Etheridge Knight and incarcerated men at Indiana State Prison --
'The Love that Dares to Speak its Name' in Gay News by James Kirkup --
Jenny Lives with Eric and Martin by Susanne Bösche --
The Satanic Verses by Salman Rushdie --
Hit man by Rex Feral --
Beijing Coma by Ma Jian --
Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood by Marjane Satrapi --
Borderlands/ La Frontera: The New Mestiza by Gloria Anzaldúa.
Responsibility: Matthew Fellion and Katherine Inglis.

Abstract:

"When Henry Vizetelly was imprisoned in 1889 for publishing the novels of Émile Zola in English, the problem was not just Zola's French candour about sex--it was that Vizetelly's books were cheap, and ordinary people could read them. Censored exposes the role that power plays in censorship. In twenty-five chapters focusing on a wide range of texts, including the Bible, slave narratives, modernist classics, comic books, and Chicana/o literature, Matthew Fellion and Katherine Inglis chart the forces that have driven censorship in the United Kingdom and the United States for over six hundred years, from fears of civil unrest and corruptible youth to the oppression of various groups--religious and political dissidents, same-sex lovers, the working class, immigrants, women, racialized people, and those who have been incarcerated or enslaved. The authors also consider the weight of speech, and when restraints might be justified. Rich with illustrations that bring to life the personalities and the books that feature in its stories, Censored takes readers behind the scenes into the courtroom battles, legislative debates, public campaigns, and private exchanges that have shaped the course of literature. A vital reminder that the freedom of speech has always been fragile and never enjoyed equally by all, Censored offers lessons from the past to guard against threats to literature in a new political era."--

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