Sunday, September 27, 2009

Banned Book Week

Don't know how you are celebrating Banned Book Week, which technically kicked off yesterday, but it might be a good idea to explore your subversive side. I am going to pick up a copy of "As I Lay Dying" and "Fahrenheit 451". The former is a Faulkner classic and the latter is Ray Bradbury's tour-de-force that tackles censorship and book-burning.

My interest is of course aesthetic, but I do admit to getting fired up by the notion of reading books that are supposedly inappropriate. I will savor these two literary morsels, but I am not speed-reading to have them completed by week's end. In fact, I just might be adding Ginsburg's "Howl" to the list.

Buena suerte!

1 comment:

  1. Next quarter I'll be teaching Cormier's I Am The Cheese, which is not one of his notorious banned species, but every year I have to deal with at least one loud-mouthed, overprotective parent who questions my Cormier selection. Gee, wonder if any of our books will ever make the list???