Tag: Banned Books Week
Sherman Alexie: The Value of Subverting AuthorityOctober 2012
Banned Books: The acclaimed author speaks about what motivates his censors, self-censorship, and the value of stories.
Nathaniel Rich: Bulgakov’s The Master and MargaritaOctober 2012
Bulgakov's masterpiece remains a reminder that you can't fight fire with fire.
James M. Decker: Henry Miller’s Pyrrhic VictoryOctober 2012
Banned Books Week: Though Miller defeated censorship, his work was misunderstood and cartoonishly simplified
Katherine Paterson: The Risks of Great LiteratureOctober 2012
Banned Books Week: The celebrated and banned children’s book author speaks with us about the fears of censors, the deaths of children, and what we need to risk for literature.
Lucy McKeon: Sixty Million and More: Toni Morrison’s BelovedOctober 2012
Banned Books Week: This year, one Michigan school district tried to keep Morrison’s haunting narrative out of the classroom. A writer explores how Baby Suggs and Beloved teach us what we don’t learn in school.
Alice Walker: Writing What’s RightOctober 2012
Banned Books Week: The author of The Color Purple (and one of America’s most censured writers) tells Megan Labrise about finding wisdom in the songs of ancestors, why her acclaimed novel won’t be translated into Hebrew, and approaching writing in a priestly state of mind.
Katie Ryder: Banned Books WeekSeptember 2012
Next Week, the Guernica Daily will feature interviews and essays in support of free thinking, reading, and writing.