Forbidden Literature

Forbidden Literature

Forbidden Literature

In the public debate, questions of literature's societal function and worth have often been debated. Rather than to answer these questions, the authors of 'Forbidden Literature' seek to chart the discursive framework from which the discussions arise. In an exciting new light they show how literature occupies a dual position: on the one hand deemed necessary to control, and on the other utilized as an instrument of control. The individual studies deal with censorship's past and present, in liberal democracies as well as in totalitarian regimes - tracing an historical continuum wherein literature is conceived as a phenomenon in need of regulation. Asking how and why literature becomes the object of repressive measures, and how literary practices are shaped and transformed in relation to various mechanisms of regulation, the contributions provide a prismatic perspective on the complex relationship between literature and censorship. The participating scholars represent a variety of scientific disciplines. Dealing mainly with empirical material from the Nordic countries - involving both fiction and non-fiction from a range of periods - the different contributions ultimately address the principles at stake in the regulatory and prohibiting practises primarily focusing on the 20th and 21st centuries. Through a wide definition of censorship, this books constitutes a valuable contribution to contemporary discussions on censorship and to "new" threats to freedom of expression.

Forbidden Literature

Forbidden Literature

Forbidden Literature

Så länge det har funnits litteratur har det även funnits försök att kontrollera och styra den. Konst och litteratur är ofta gränsöverskridande, och en betydande del av de texter som vi numera räknar till de litterära klassikerna har från början uppfattats som provocerande, blasfemiska eller anstötliga. Provokationen är ett kännetecken för den moderna litteraturen och har alltsedan 1800-talets mitt kommit att normaliseras. Därför är det lätt att glömma bort att bokcensur och andra mekanismer för att motverka spridningen av oönskade litterära uttryck är företeelser som inte enbart hör hemma i religiöst eller politiskt totalitära stater. I Forbidden Literature undersöker författarna den komplexa relation mellan litteratur och samhälle som styrningen av litterära och andra texter åskådliggör. Censur och olika former av restriktioner synliggör till exempel de maktrelationer som föreligger mellan stat, marknad, lag, institutioner, medborgare, författare och läsare. Den förbjudna litteraturen visar, paradoxalt nog, också på en tilltro till litteraturens verkanskraft. Ett förbud mot en text säger alltid något om dess förväntade inverkan på läsaren. Det primära syftet med denna antologi är att ge både historiska och samtida exempel på litteraturens ofta komplexa samspel med yttrandefriheten. Genom elva fallstudier, som behandlar material från olika platser och olika tider, ger antologin perspektiv på dagens debatter om litteratur och yttrandefrihet. Fallstudierna rör sig mellan flera olika språk- och kulturområden, och avhandlar allt från 1600-talets manualer i svartkonst till modern litteratur och avantgardistisk seriekonst.

Suppressed Persian

Suppressed Persian

Suppressed Persian


Bibliography of Forbidden Books

Bibliography of Forbidden Books

Bibliography of Forbidden Books

In this first volume of the 1877 work that established him as England's leading authority on pornography, Henry Spencer Ashbee describes scores of "curious, uncommon and erotic books" that were banned or otherwise prohibited from legitimate sale during the Victorian era... and some even until the 1960s. Included in this far-reaching volume are such "gentlemen only" titles as Exhibition of Female Flagellants, The Battles of Venus, and A Cabinet of Amorous Curiosities. This catalog of mostly forgotten works is an invaluable-and highly entertaining-resource for bibliophiles, students of erotica, and collectors of Victoriana. British book collector, travel writer, and bibliographer HENRY SPENCER ASHBEE (1834-1900), aka Pisanus Fraxi, is thought by some to have authored the notorious Victorian sexual memoir My Secret Life.

Forbidden Books

Forbidden Books

Forbidden Books


Bibliography of Forbidden Books

Bibliography of Forbidden Books

Bibliography of Forbidden Books

In this final volume of the 1877 work that established him as England's leading authority on pornography, Henry Spencer Ashbee describes scores of "curious, uncommon and erotic books" that were banned or otherwise prohibited from legitimate sale during the Victorian era. Included in this volume are such "gentlemen only" titles as Intrigues and Confessions of a Ballet Girl, The Pleasures of Kissing and Being Kissed, and the infamous Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure. This catalog of mostly forgotten works is an invaluable-and highly entertaining-resource for bibliophiles, students of erotica, and collectors of Victoriana. British book collector, travel writer, and bibliographer HENRY SPENCER ASHBEE (1834-1900), aka Pisanus Fraxi, is thought by some to have authored the notorious Victorian sexual memoir My Secret Life.

Teamwork Forbidden Books and Wisconsin

Teamwork  Forbidden Books and Wisconsin

Teamwork Forbidden Books and Wisconsin

Dealing with divorce, two contentious siblings struggle through the travails of school and growing up. Concurrently, their father sets down a record of his own coming of age. All three cope with a new lifestyle and a new environment. Sister and brother develop a camaraderie that helps them navigate the rough spots while their parents arrange an amazing beau geste.