Posts in category "Literature"

Banning the Wallflower

After my first post about The Handmaid’s Tale, I wanted to move on to a book that was more grounded in reality. Ever since they made a film adaptation for Perks of Being a Wallflower, I’ve wanted to read the book. This is a natural habit I have about books/movies which also explains why I... Read more »

Controlling Female Bodies, Controlling Female Texts

The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood Since I can’t help but point out an obvious irony, the fact that someone tried to ban or remove Margaret Atwood’s novel The Handmaid’s Tale when the novel is a clear warning of the danger of censorship and government control makes me laugh a little (and cry on the... Read more »

Welcome and Introduction

As long as I have read books, banned books have intrigued and beckoned me to look closer. It may not be surprising since we all know that telling someone they can’t have or do something is a sure way to get them to want it more (even if they never wanted it in the first... Read more »
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