March 29, 2005

Banned Books

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From the OCLC, here be a list of the titles that have both made it to the OCLC Top 1000 list and been banned according to the 4 volumes in the Banned Books: Censorship Histories of World Literature series.

1) Put in bold the ones you've read completely.
2) Italicize the ones you've read excerpts or abridged versions of or which you recall having started to read and never finished.

#1 _The Bible_

#2 Huckleberry Finn (Mark Twain)

#3 Don Quixote (Miguel de Cervantes)

#4 The Koran

#5 Arabian Nights

#6 Tom Sawyer (Mark Twain)

#7 Gulliver's Travels (Jonathan Swift)

#8 Canterbury Tales (Geoffrey Chaucer)

#9 Scarlet Letter (Nathaniel Hawthorne)

#10 Leaves of Grass (Walt Whitman)

#11 Prince (Niccolò Machiavelli)

#12 Uncle Tom's Cabin (Harriet Beecher Stowe)

#13 Diary of a Young Girl (Anne Frank)

#14 Madame Bovary (Gustave Flaubert)

#15 Oliver Twist (Charles Dickens)

#16 Les Misérables (Victor Hugo)

#17 Dracula (Bram Stoker)

#18 Autobiography (Benjamin Franklin)

#19 Tom Jones (Henry Fielding)

#20 Essays (Michel de Montaigne)

#21 Grapes of Wrath (John Steinbeck)

#22 History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire (Edward Gibbon)

#23 Tess of the D'Urbervilles (Thomas Hardy)

#24 Origin of Species (Charles Darwin)

#25 Ulysses (James Joyce)

#26 Decameron (Giovanni Boccaccio)

#27 Animal Farm (George Orwell)

#28 Nineteen Eighty-Four (George Orwell)

#29 Candide (Voltaire)

#30 To Kill a Mockingbird (Harper Lee)

#31 Analects (Confucius)

#32 Dubliners (James Joyce)

#33 Of Mice and Men (John Steinbeck)

#34 Farewell to Arms (Ernest Hemingway)

#35 Red and the Black (Stendhal)

#36 Das Kapital (Karl Marx)

#37 Flowers of Evil (Charles Baudelaire)

#38 Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (Sir Arthur Conan Doyle)

#39 Lady Chatterley's Lover (D. H. Lawrence)

#40 Brave New World (Aldous Huxley)

#41 Sister Carrie (Theodore Dreiser)

#42 Gone with the Wind (Margaret Mitchell)

#43 Jungle (Upton Sinclair)

#44 All Quiet on the Western Front (Erich Maria Remarque)

#45 Communist Manifesto (Karl Marx)

#46 Lord of the Flies (William Golding)

#47 Diary (Samuel Pepys)

#48 Sun Also Rises (Ernest Hemingway)

#49 Jude the Obscure (Thomas Hardy)

#50 Fahrenheit 451 (Ray Bradbury)

#51 Doctor Zhivago (Boris Pasternak)

#52 Critique of Pure Reason (Immanuel Kant)

#53 One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (Ken Kesey)

#54 Praise of Folly (Desiderius Erasmus)


#55 Catch-22 (Joseph Heller)*

#56 Autobiography of Malcolm X (Malcolm X)

#57 The Color Purple (Alice Walker)

#58 Catcher in the Rye (J. D. Salinger)

#59 Essay Concerning Human Understanding (John Locke)

#60 Bluest Eye (Toni Morrison)

#61 Moll Flanders (Daniel Defoe)

#62 One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich (Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn)

#63 East of Eden (John Steinbeck)

#64 Invisible Man (Ralph Ellison)

#65 I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings (Maya Angelou)

#66 Confessions (Jean Jacques Rousseau)

#67 Gargantua and Pantagruel (François Rabelais)

#68 Leviathan (Thomas Hobbes)

#69 Talmud

#70 Social Contract (Jean Jacques Rousseau)

#71 Bridge to Terabithia (Katherine Paterson)

#72 Women in Love (D. H. Lawrence)

#73 American Tragedy (Theodore Dreiser)

#74 Mein Kampf (Adolf Hitler)

#75 Separate Peace (John Knowles)

#76 The Bell Jar (Sylvia Plath)

#77 Red Pony (John Steinbeck)

#78 Popol Vuh

#79 Affluent Society (John Kenneth Galbraith)

#80 Satyricon (Petronius)

#81 James and the Giant Peach (Roald Dahl)

#82 Lolita (Vladimir Nabokov)

#83 Black Boy (Richard Wright)

#84 Spirit of the Laws (Charles de Secondat Baron de Montesquieu)

#85 Slaughterhouse Five (Kurt Vonnegut)

#86 Julie of the Wolves (Jean Craighead George)

#87 Metaphysics (Aristotle)

#88 Little House on the Prairie (Laura Ingalls Wilder)

#89 Institutes of the Christian Religion (Jean Calvin)

#90 Steppenwolf (Hermann Hesse)

#91 The Power and the Glory (Graham Greene)

#92 Sanctuary (William Faulkner)

#93 As I Lay Dying (William Faulkner)

#94 Black Like Me (John Howard Griffin)

#95 Sylvester and the Magic Pebble (William Steig)

#96 Sorrows of Young Werther (Johann Wolfgang von Goethe)

#97 General Introduction to Psychoanalysis (Sigmund Freud)

#98 A Handmaid's Tale (Margaret Atwood)

#99 Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee (Dee Alexander Brown)

#100 A Clockwork Orange (Anthony Burgess)

#101 Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman (Ernest J. Gaines)

#102 Émile (Jean Jacques Rousseau)

#103 Nana (Émile Zola)

#104 Chocolate War (Robert Cormier)

#105 Go Tell It on the Mountain (James Baldwin)

#106 Gulag Archipelago (Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn)

#107 Stranger in a Strange Land (Robert A. Heinlein)

#108 Day No Pigs Would Die (Robert Peck)

#109 Ox-Bow Incident (Walter Van Tilburg Clark)

#110 Flowers for Algernon (Daniel Keyes)

I guess studying english means that you look at a lot of parts of things.. go have a look at this passage, this section etc..

I feel a bit offended about being able to only put The Canterbury Tales in italics after all the blood, sweat and tears we went through last year in med-ren.. oh well…

March 05, 2005

Poetry and Society ..


So, its saturday night, i have one day left to write my essay and ive got 2000 out of 3500 words, not worried about finishing it, cause my plan is pretty much telling me what to write.. in fact think ill be going over the word limit.. no surprise there..

taken a bit of an unconvential, well for me, approach to this essay.. think its either going to make it a lot better, or a lot worse. Done way more reading for this than any other essay… and know a lot more about what im trying to talk about than usual, but not sure im getting this across. and worried ive kind of forgotten about the poems.. in other words ive not narrated the events and even though i know thats not remotely necessary, it feels a little strange. I cant work out if im writing a better essay or not.. shouldn't really be taking this kind of chance with an essay worth 35% .. anyway thats enough rambling.. procrastinating… etc .. ill go write some more…

February 08, 2005

gender as a performance

Judith Butler, Exerpt from Gender Trouble, pp. 121:

" Gender is, thus, a construction that regularly conceals its genesis; the tacit collective agreement to perform, proudce and sustain discrete and polar genders as cultural fictions is obscured by the credibility of those productions…"

"collective agreement to perform" .. its funny how cultural practices arrive and are unquestionably acted out. Reminded me of that HSBC advert – the way certain things are rude in certain cultures.. where do these notions come from??

December 31, 2004

Reading update..

Just finished Great Expectations, it took me under four days to get through it.. aiming to read just 100 pages a day.. if I take this approach to the other novels this term then I should get along fine.. now moving onto Middlemarch - its a pretty long book.. but hopefully if I read it in one go, rather than stages like Tom Jones it'll pass quickly enough.

Great Expectations was a much easier read than Tom Jones , and I probably enjoyed it more due to the lack of huge addresses from the author.

December 28, 2004

Finally; Fielding to Dickens..

I finally finished Tom Jones last night, all 971 pages of it, and had a dilemma… to start either, Red and the Black (from last term) or Great Expectations (for next term).

Dickens won, and in contrast to Fielding its proving to be an easy read, page 75 already.. out of 443.

Reading these so many novels in this way, you can't help but realise im counting the pages till i finish them, not cause im not enjoying them, but that i know theres about ten more to read… and i haven't even started on the other modules..

December 26, 2004


Writing about web page

who'd think that one single event could affect so many people..

December 23, 2004

It's been a while..

So, she begins, its been a while..

..yeah, I have no idea where the last two and a half weeks have gone, well… perhaps I do, I spent the first week packing, unpacking and appointment-ting.. the second and a bit weeks skiing (and if we don't mention the 'little accident' everything will be ok) and then the last few days seeing friends – ie. Iz's 19th, shopping in Col, and meeting up with Sarah, Nick et al. (Simi, Emma, Ian, Yves) today in London.

With one day until the festivities _officially _begin (they don't till Dad finishes work, apparently) that only leaves the pile of uni work left to begin, to reflect on. Ugh. I'm still trawling through Tom Jones, yes, that was supposed to be read for Week 3.. and on page 587, i can't help but feel im being cheated out of the 'I've finished that book' feeling, at least twice... I mean just how many novels can you say, yeah page six hundred, of pretty small print, and I'm almost two thirds of the way through. Ugh ugh ugh. It's a good novel and all, but I wish Fielding would quit explaining the most ordinary of things in quite so much detail. One can't help but feel that the introduction chapters of each book, for which he half apologises, half explains, could just have been cut out. And if they all quit stopping at every inn they went to, and stopped talking to random people everywhere they went, I can't help but think that they would get on their journey quicker, and get together quicker, which lets face it has been obviously from at least pg 100, thats 500 pages ago.. and still 300 pgs to go!! You can see I'm just counting the pages… if i had the leisure to read this (arguably I've taken my time, but leaving a few novels seemed the only way to keep afloat this term) then perhaps it would be a more enjoyable reading experience.

Anyway, enough whinging about it and more reading .. if only it didn't make me feel sleepy everytime i sat down to read it…

December 05, 2004

Bleurghing .. what is it??

"and if i am i'm bleurghing or doing some form of work…"

M: and whats bleurghing?"
oli:its a word, i invented it (obviously)

its when you feel really tired or whatever and you just chill out when feeling bleurgh)

so in summary, a dictionary definition would be "a time period assigned to recover from a bleugh like state, see also de-bleugh"_

M:i like that

So there you have it, courtesy of Oli H. (..hello..!)

November 28, 2004

Only on essay days..

Its only on essay days that printers decide to go crazy and print the bits below the line, ie. the tail of the g the y, the bottom bit of p, in PINK, in PINK!!!

GRR.. trying to stay calm and get it sorted..

The Essay Avoidance Tactic with a Kick of Conscience

I thought i created an entry earlier, and then i realised i started to but deleted it. I'm doing that a lot this morning. I've typed out an email to my tutor twice now, and each time i get half way through, decide I already know the answer and delete it. It's a pretty logical process actually, its called the Essay Avoidance Tactic with a Kick of Conscience .. so i start doing something, realise I have a 2,500 word essay for tommorow to write and then stop. Repeat ad fin..

I started writing this essay, huh, no, entry for a reason, but now it escapes me and i feel a need to write about Kant's stance on religious reasoning, or maybe not quite but nearly, so i need to find something less _scary _to do before i start…

Proscratinating again.. hmmfff ...

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