NABOKV-L post 0021736, Thu, 23 Jun 2011 12:14:37 -0400

Banned Books In The Spotlight ...

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23 June, 2011
Banned Books In The Spotlight At The National Library Of Scotland
An exciting new exhibition at the National Library of Scotland is set to provide a revealing insight into some of the most controversial material ever written.
The Banned Books exhibition, which opens on Friday 24 June and runs until 30 October, explores issues of censorship through a range of topics, from sexuality and politics to religion and the evolution of censorship itself, and how this has differed between societies and over time.
Famous titles such as DH Lawrence's Lady Chatterley's Lover, Vladimir Nabokov's Lolita and Peter Wright's Spycatcher are all present, joined by scores of other items considered unsuitable for public consumption at their time of publication. The exhibition also focuses on the authors, exploring the compromises and in many cases the personal risks they endured as a result of their creations.
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The Banned Books exhibition is open from June 24 - Oct 30 at the National Library of Scotland, George IV Bridge, Edinburgh, EH1 1EW. For more information about the exhibition and its contents visit

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