Monthly archives: September 2011Entries found: 1
I went to a parochial school and almost every book I read on my own was a “banned” book–Sartre, James Baldwin, Allen Ginsberg. If I hadn’t been such an avid reader, I would have only thought Evelyn Waugh wrote “Edmund Campion: Priest and Martyr,” the assigned Waugh book we read, instead of “The Loved One,” his masterpiece. Ditto John Donne, the poet–we only read his metaphysical stuff: “Batter my heart, three-personned God…”
I went to the ALA website on banned book week and saw that “To Kill a Mockingbird,” the book that moved Jesse so strongly, was banned in certain parts of this country (because of the “n” word).
In honor of Banned Book Week, I plan to reread “Brave New World.” This time will definitely be scarier than the first time I read it!