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This event is free and open to the public.
“Shhhhhh!:Books Banned, Forbidden, Censored, Redacted, Expurgated, Published Anonymously and Otherwise Attempted to be Kept from Public Consumption”
“…the danger of certain books is not in the books themselves but in the passions of their readers.” – Octavio Paz
The Rare Books Division presents a hands-on display of books, pamphlets, newspapers, and magazines that were banned, forbidden, censored, redacted, expurgated, published anonymously and otherwise attempted to be kept from public consumption. From religious and political writings to science, philosophy and poetry; from 14th century Haggadah’s to 20th century novels, hold pieces of paper that were deemed by some too dangerous to exist. This presentation includes first editions of Galileo’s Dialogo (1632), Hobbes’ Leviathan (1651), Swift’s Travels (1726), Twain’s Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1884), Salinger’s Catcher in the Rye (1951) and many other books too hot to handle when they were hot off the press.
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