A BURNING DESIRE: The Culture of Censorship

A page from Maurice Sendak’s THE NIGHT KITCHEN, one of the most frequently challenged books in the United States (because it shows a penis!)

So, my latest article, A BURNING DESIRE: The Culture of Censorship, is up on the Kill Your Darlings website.

It focuses on literary censorship, especially the recent banning of Roald Dahl’s Revolting Rhymes in ALDI Supermarkets, and on censorship in general, particularly in Australia and the United States.

Let me know what you think!

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3 thoughts on “A BURNING DESIRE: The Culture of Censorship

  1. I am against censorship. As you say, it is hard to know where to draw the line between ‘dangerous’ and ‘rebellious’. I good rule of thumb, for me, is that if it is considered children’s literature – don’t ban it!

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