Saturday, September 21, 2013

News: Invisible Man banned

In the great tradition of schools banning quality literature, this week a North Carolina school district banned Invisible Man.  See below link for further information.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/09/19/invisible-man-banned_n_3953740.html

Metamorphosis has also been widely banned, including during the Nazi period when they tried to wipe out Kafka's work entirely.  It's interesting to consider what it is that people feel frightened of in these works.

1 comment:

  1. This is surprising because I think choosing what to read and not to read should be a person's personal choice to read a book, not ultimately not allow a person to read something. Would this then make our society slowly turn into a real life version of "Fahrenheit 451" and all book fanatics would then become carbon copies of Montag and fight for our beliefs? I hope this wouldn't be the case, but you never know. Real experience is sometimes stranger than any fictional writer can ever put down on paper.

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