Twitter Update for Week Ending 28 September, 2013

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This week we marked Banned Book Week, a national cel­e­bra­tion of free­dom to read and stu­pid­ity of school boards all across the coun­try. I find it very hyp­o­crit­i­cal that those peo­ple who usu­ally boast about the "free­doms we have" are usu­ally the ones to be at the fore­front of censorship.

Even my favorite book, Don Quixote by Miguel de Cer­vantes Saave­dra  (who cel­e­brates his birth­day today — see some Fun Facts about Cer­vantes) has been banned. That's right, the book which is widely thought of as the world's first modem novel, a novel which is still funny, tragic and rel­e­vant to this day was banned for … "sup­port­ing indi­vid­ual free­dom and attack­ing author­ity".

And here I am, think­ing I couldn't like this book more!!!

 

Image from Rachel Moani: The Crafty Life of an Almost Librarian

Zohar — Man of la Book

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