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« on: August 13, 2007, 04:23:56 PM »

http://title.forbiddenlibrary.com/


I'm truly amazed at how many of these books I've actually read.  Of the list I've read the following:

1984
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer.
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
Analects
Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl
Arabian Nights or The Thousand and One Nights
The Bible
Brave New World
Catcher in the Rye
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
The Color Purple
Don Quixote
Fahrenheit 451  -- a personal favorite!
Grapes of Wrath
Grendel
Hamlet
Le Morte D'Arthur
A Light in the Attic - Another favorite!
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe - sitting on my desk right now.  smile
The Lorax
The Martian Chronicles
The Odyssey
To Kill a Mockingbird
Uncle Tom's Cabin
Where the Sidewalk Ends
A Wrinkle In Time
Zen Buddhism: Selected Writings - I have this, The Art of War, and Sun Tzu and the Art of Modern Warfare on my desk at work.


I'm honestly surprised that Mein Kampf didn't make the list... (read that too)
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« Reply #1 on: August 13, 2007, 04:28:26 PM »

Most of the stuff on that list I have read in school.  Think of the children as they read "Brave new World"...oh NOES...sex and drugs...
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« Reply #2 on: August 13, 2007, 04:28:37 PM »

I don't see how someone can be stupid enough to see 1984 as pro-communist and still be smart enough to breathe or walk upright.
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« Reply #3 on: August 13, 2007, 04:30:34 PM »

Quote from: Mr. Fed on August 13, 2007, 04:28:37 PM

I don't see how someone can be stupid enough to see 1984 as pro-communist and still be smart enough to breathe or walk upright.

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« Reply #4 on: August 13, 2007, 04:37:50 PM »

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Where's Waldo?  Martin Handford. Little.  Challenged at the Public Libraries of Saginaw, Mich. (1989), Removed from the Springs Public School library in East Hampton, N.Y. (1993) because there is a tiny drawing of a woman lying on the beach wearing a bikini bottom but no top. Yes, but did they find Waldo?
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« Reply #5 on: August 13, 2007, 04:39:53 PM »

Quote from: Teggy on August 13, 2007, 04:37:50 PM

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Where's Waldo?  Martin Handford. Little.  Challenged at the Public Libraries of Saginaw, Mich. (1989), Removed from the Springs Public School library in East Hampton, N.Y. (1993) because there is a tiny drawing of a woman lying on the beach wearing a bikini bottom but no top. Yes, but did they find Waldo?
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LOL...wow, some people have nothing better to do than find stuff like this...or did they discover that before Waldo? Tongue
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« Reply #6 on: August 13, 2007, 07:02:26 PM »

i didnt read the link - are these books banned from public school curriculum?

because if so, thats absolutely terrifying - i would consider many of those books to be essentials for well read, creative, aware and informed citizens

oh and ron, it really is a pleasure to burn, isnt it? smile
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« Reply #7 on: August 13, 2007, 07:31:21 PM »

Quote from: Doopri on August 13, 2007, 07:02:26 PM

i didnt read the link - are these books banned from public school curriculum?
No - it's mostly isolated cases, from around the world and at different times over the past century or two.  Though some are more widespread than others - The Satanic Verses, for example.
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« Reply #8 on: August 13, 2007, 08:16:29 PM »

Not only I have read many of those books but I've read a list of all of those books.  icon_cool

P.S. We really need a "scholar smilie".  icon_wink
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« Reply #9 on: August 14, 2007, 12:21:10 AM »

Quote from: Ralph-Wiggum on August 13, 2007, 08:16:29 PM

Not only I have read many of those books but I've read a list of all of those books.  icon_cool

P.S. We really need a "scholar smilie".  icon_wink




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« Reply #10 on: August 14, 2007, 02:13:04 AM »

You know, I can't fathom just how incredibly ignorant a Christian group has to be to challenge the Chronicles of Narnia as suitable literature for a school. saywhat
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« Reply #11 on: August 14, 2007, 03:21:31 AM »

I'm trying to remember what was so bad about the Lorax.....
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« Reply #12 on: August 14, 2007, 07:13:35 PM »

I find it amusing that Farenheit 451 was censored.
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« Reply #13 on: August 14, 2007, 08:27:08 PM »

Quote from: Purge on August 14, 2007, 07:13:35 PM

I find it amusing that Farenheit 451 was censored.

Yes, that's even better than my point on Narnia. icon_lol
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« Reply #14 on: August 14, 2007, 09:22:49 PM »

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I'm trying to remember what was so bad about the Lorax.....

I visited the website because I was curious about that one too.

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The Lorax. Dr. Seuss. Random. Challenged in the Laytonville, Calif. Unified School District (1989) because it "criminalizes the foresting industry." Isn't that the de-foresting industry?

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