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Burning Books

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For over 2000 years, book burners have laid their torches to millions of books condemned as heretical, blasphemous, immoral, obscene, subversive or seditious. Books have been reduced to ashes in church yards, college yards, school furnaces, public squares and city streets. The goals of the book burners have been to extirpate history, to intimidate and stamp out opposition, ...more
Hardcover, 233 pages
Published June 9th 2006 by McFarland & Company (first published August 1st 2005)
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ماهر Battuti
Sep 06, 2012 ماهر Battuti rated it really liked it
A very informative book that covers the subject of this hateful crime against culture. It traces the burning of books since old times to our 21 st Century. We see that all kinds of books were targeted, even sacred books like the Bible, the Qura'n, and all other religious books.Many literary books that have been burned in one time, are considered classics in other times: Ulysses, Lady Chatterley's Lover, The Rainbow, Tropic of Cancer...
The book ends with a note of trying to burn 1001 Nights in Eg
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