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作者 Fellion, Matthew, 1985- author
書名 Censored : a literary history of subversion and control / Matthew Fellion and Katherine Inglis
出版項 Montreal ; Kingston ; London ; Chicago : McGill-Queen's University Press, 2017
國際標準書號 9780773551275 (cloth)
9780773551886 (ePDF)
9780773551893 (ePUB)
book jacket
館藏地 索書號 處理狀態 OPAC 訊息 條碼
 人文社會聯圖  Z658.G7 F45 2017    在架上    30610020564431
說明 431 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
附註 Includes bibliographical references and index
"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"-- Provided by publisher
Issued also in electronic format
主題 English literature -- Censorship -- History
Censorship -- Great Britain -- History
American literature -- Censorship -- History
Censorship -- United States -- History
Literature and society -- Great Britain -- History
Literature and society -- United States -- History
Alt Author Inglis, Katherine, 1980- author
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