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Literature Suppressed on Political Grounds, Third Edition
  • Format
  • Authored by: Nicholas J. Karolides
  • From the Series: Banned Books
  • Trim Size: 6 X 9
  • ISBN-10: 0816082316
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-8160-8231-5
  • Status: In Stock
  • List Price: $60.00
  • Imprint: Facts On File
  • Published: 06/01/2011
  • Dewey Number: 363.3
  • Reading Level: Grades 9 and up
  • Pages: 722


Praise for the previous edition:
"The summaries are sufficiently meaty to give the reader an understanding of the issues...Recommended for all public, school, and academic libraries."—Library Journal

Throughout history, tyrants, totalitarian states, church institutions, and democratic governments alike have banned books that challenged their assumptions or questioned their activities. Political suppression also occurs in the name of security and the safeguarding of official secrets and is often used as a weapon in larger cultural or political battles. Literature Suppressed on Political Grounds, Third Edition illustrates the extent and frequency of such censorship in nearly every form of writing.

New and revised entries include:

  • Animal Farm (George Orwell)
  • The Appointment (Herta Müller)
  • Born on the Fourth of July (Ron Kovic)
  • Burger's Daughter (Nadine Gordimer)
  • Cancer Ward (Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn)
  • Doctor Zhivago (Boris Pasternak)
  • The Fugitive (Pramoedya Anata Toer)
  • Girls of Riyadh (Rajaa Alsanea)
  • The Grapes of Wrath (John Steinbeck)
  • Gulliver's Travels (Jonathan Swift)
  • The Jungle (Upton Sinclair)
  • Kiss of the Spider Woman (Manuel Puig)
  • Manifesto of the Communist Party (Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels)
  • Les Misérables (Victor Hugo)
  • Mein Kampf (Adolf Hitler)
  • Slaughterhouse-Five (Kurt Vonnegut Jr.)
  • Snow (Orhan Pamuk)
  • The Struggle Is My Life (Nelson Mandela)
  • The Things They Carried (Tim O'Brien)
  • The Vaněk Plays (Václav Havel)
  • and more.


Index. Biographical appendix. Complete listing of all works discussed in all volumes.

About the Author(s)

Nicholas J. Karolides received his Ph.D. from New York University and is a professor of English at the University of Wisconsin in River Falls. He is the author or coauthor of several books on censorship, including Facts on File's Encyclopedia of Censorship, New Edition.

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