Crimes Against Literature

These days, if you want to dive into the oeuvres of Ernest Hemingway, H.G. Wells, or Rud­yard Kipling, you can Google them, Kindle them, or, if you’re really old-fashioned, check them out from a library. Fifty Shades of Grey may be out of stock, but don’t worry: These books will be there. In 1933, six years before the start of World War II, Germans couldn’t have even bought these classic tomes from the local bookseller, because the Nazis burned them. From now to January 6, the Mandel Public Library will present a touring exhibition, “Banned and Burned: Literary Censorship and the Loss of Freedom,” that explores the Third Reich’s first step to suppress freedom of expression. During the exhibition’s run, there will be film series on literary censorship, guest speakers discussing the issue, and a theatrical performance by Palm Beach Dramaworks.
Wed., Nov. 14, 2012
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John Thomason
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