30 September 2005

We're an American Banned

How is it that Banned Books Week is nearly over and I'm just now realizing it?

I'm so mad I could censor something.

At any rate, Wikipedia has a nice list of books I've copied below that have been banned and/or challenged at some point over the years.

Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain
The Age of Reason by Thomas Paine
Alice series by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor ISBN 0689816723
All I Need Is Love by Klaus Kinski
Always Running by Luis Rodriguez ISBN 0671882317
American Psycho by Bret Easton Ellis
America (The Book): A Citizen's Guide to Democracy Inaction by Jon Stewart and the writers of The Daily Show (banned for a very brief period of time in one library system in Mississippi)
The Anarchist Cookbook by William Powell
Anastasia Krupnik by Lois Lowry
Animal Farm by George Orwell
Annie on My Mind by Nancy Garden
The Arabian Nights
Are You There, God? It's Me, Margaret by Judy Blume
Arizona Kid by Ron Koertge ISBN 0763626953
Asking About Sex and Growing Up by Joanna Cole ISBN 0688069282
Athletic Shorts by Chris Crutcher ISBN 0060507837
The Banditti of the Plains by A. S. Mercer
Beloved by Toni Morrison
Black Beauty by Anna Sewell
Bless Me, Ultima by Rudolfo A. Anaya
Blood and Chocolate by Annette Curtis Klause
Blubber by Judy Blume
The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison
The Boy Who Lost His Face by Louis Sachar
Boys and Sex by Wardell Pomeroy
Boys of Swithins Hall by Chris Kent
Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson
Brimstone and Treacle by Dennis Potter (BBC television version banned by the BBC)
Bumps in the Night by Harry Allard ISBN 0440412862

Call of the Wild by Jack London
Can Such Things Be? by Ambrose Bierce
Candide by Voltaire
The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer
Carrie by Stephen King
The Case for India by Will Durant
The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl
The Children of Sanchez by Oscar Lewis
The Chocolate War by Robert Cormier
Civil Disobedience by Henry David Thoreau
A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess
The Color Purple by Alice Walker
The Communist Manifesto by Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels
Confessions by Jean-Jacques Rousseau
Crazy Lady by Jane Conly ISBN 0064405710
Cross Your Fingers, Spit in Your Hat by Alvin Schwartz
Cujo by Stephen King
Cunt by Stewart Home
Curses, Hexes and Spells by Daniel Cohen
The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown
Daddy's Roommate by Michael Willhoite ISBN 1555831184
The Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys by Chris Fuhrman
A Day No Pigs Would Die by Robert Newton Peck
The Dead Zone by Stephen King
Death in Venice by Thomas Mann
The Decameron by Boccaccio
Deenie by Judy Blume
Delta of Venus by Anaïs Nin
Did Six Million Really Die? by Ernst Zündel
Down These Mean Streets by Piri Thomas
The Drowning of Stephen Jones by Bette Greene ISBN 0553074377
Dubliners by James Joyce

Earth's Children (series) by Jean M. Auel
E for Ecstasy by Nicholas Saunders
Encyclopédie, edited by Jean le Rond d'Alembert and Denis Diderot
Essays by Michel de Montaigne
The Face on the Milk Carton by Caroline Cooney
Fade by Robert Cormier
Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
Fallen Angels by Walter Dean Myers
The Family by Ed Sanders
Family Limitation (a pamphlet) by Margaret Sanger
Family Secrets by Norma Klein ISBN 0449701956
Fanny Hill by John Cleland
Final Exit by Derek Humphry ISBN 0385336535
Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes
Flowers in the Attic by Virginia C. Andrews
Forced Into Glory: Abraham Lincoln's White Dream by Lerone Bennett, Jr.
Forever by Judy Blume
Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
Franny and Zooey by J.D. Salinger
The Fuck-Up by Arthur Nersesian
G.B. Jones edited by Steve LaFreniere
Girls and Sex by Wardell Pomeroy
The Giver by Lois Lowry
Glamorama by Bret Easton Ellis
The Glass Teat by Harlan Ellison
Go Ask Alice by Anonymous
The Goats by Brock Cole ISBN 0374425752
Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell
Goosebumps (series) by R.L. Stine
The Great Gilly Hopkins by Katherine Paterson
Gruppa Finlandija by Pentti Syrjä (Finland, 1986)
Guess What? by Mem Fox

Halloween ABC by Eve Merriam
Hamlet by William Shakespeare
The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
Harmful to Minors by Judith Levine
Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling
The Headless Cupid by Zilpha Keatley Snyder
Heather Has Two Mommies by Lesléa Newman
Hit Man manual by Rex Feral
The House of Spirits by Isabel Allende
The House of Bernarda Alba by Federico Garcia Lorca
Howl by Allen Ginsberg
How to Eat Fried Worms by Thomas Rockwell ISBN 0440445450
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou
In the Night Kitchen by Maurice Sendak
The Investigaor by Reuben Ship (radio play}
The Iron Dream by Norman Spinrad
It's Perfectly Normal by Robie Harris ISBN 1564021599
Jack by A.M. Homes
James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl
Jerusalem Delivered by Tasso
Jenny lives with Eric and Martin by Susanne Bösche
The Joy of Sex by Alex Comfort
Jude the Obscure by Thomas Hardy
Julie of the Wolves by Jean Craighead George
Juliette by the Marquis de Sade
Jump Ship to Freedom by James Lincoln Collier and Christopher Collier ISBN 0440443237
Kaffir Boy by Mark Mathabane
Kama Sutra
Kiki's Memoirs by Alice Prin (Kiki de Montparnasse)
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
Killing Mr. Griffin by Lois Duncan
The Kingdom of God is Within You by Leo Tolstoy
King Lear by William Shakespeare
The Last Temptation of Christ by Nikos Kazantzakis
Lady Chatterley's Lover by D.H. Lawrence
Last Exit to Brooklyn by Hubert Selby Jr.
Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman
Less Than Zero by Bret Easton Ellis
A Light in the Attic by Shel Silverstein
Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov
Long Hard Road Out Of Hell by Marilyn Manson
The Lorax by Dr. Seuss
Lord of the Flies by William Golding
Lysistrata by Aristophanes

Macbeth by William Shakespeare
Magnum Crimen by Viktor Novak See Jasenovac concentration camp
Marks of Identity by Juan Goytisolo
The Making of a Godol by Nathan Kamenetsky (Mesorah, 2003) (scope of ban is among ultra-Orthodox rabbis)
Maurice by E.M. Forster
Mein Kampf by Adolf Hitler
The Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare
Les Meditations Metaphysiques by Rene Descartes
Moll Flanders by Daniel Defoe
The Monk by Matthew Lewis
Mommy Laid An Egg by Babette Cole ISBN 0811813193
Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
Mountain Wreath by Petar II Petrovi? Njegoš
My Brother Sam is Dead by James Lincoln Collier and Christopher Collier ISBN 059042792X
My Friend Flicka by Mary O'Hara
My Secret Life by 'Walter'
The Myth of Heterosexual AIDS by Michael Fumento
Naked Lunch by William S. Burroughs
Native Son by Richard Wright
The New Joy of Gay Sex by Charles Silverstein ISBN 0060012730
The Nigger of the Narcissus by Joseph Conrad
Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell
On My Honor by Marion Dane Bauer ISBN 0440466334
One of the Guys by Robert Clark Young
The 120 Days of Sodom by Marquis de Sade
Open Veins of Latin America by Eduardo Galeano
Origin of the Species by Charles Darwin
The Other Glass Teat by Harlan Ellison
Our Friend The King by Gilles Perrault
The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton
The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
Pernkopf's Anatomy by Eduard Pernkopf ISBN 0683068547
Philosophy in the Bedroom by the Marquis de Sade
The Pigman by Paul Zindel
The Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett
Portnoy's Complaint by Philip Roth
The Prince by Niccolo Machiavelli
Private Parts by Howard Stern
The Provincial Letters by Blaise Pascal
The Qu'ran: The Early Revelations by Michael Anthony Sells ISBN 1883991269
The Rainbow series by
Alex Sanchez
The Rights of Man by Thomas Paine
The Rules of Attraction by Bret Easton Ellis
Running Loose by Chris Crutcher

The Satanic Verses by Salman Rushdie
The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne
Scary Stories (Series) by Alvin_Schwartz_ScaryStories
A Separate Peace by John Knowles
Sex by Madonna
Sex Education by Jenny Davis ISBN 0531057569
Sex for One: The Joy of Self-Loving by Betty Dodson
Sexual Revolution in South Africa: The Pink Agenda: The Ruin of the Family by Christine McCafferty and Peter Hammond ISBN 0958398348
Show Me! by Will McBride
Silas Marner by George Eliot
Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut
Sleeping Beauty Trilogy by A.N. Roquelaure
Snow Falling on Cedars by David Guterson
Song of Solomon by Toni Morrison
Sons & Lovers by D.H. Lawrence
The Spanish Labyrinth by Gerald Brenan ISBN 0521398274
Spycatcher by Peter Wright
Steal This Book by Abbie Hoffman
Stoner & Spaz by Ron Koertge ISBN 0763616087
The Story of Little Black Sambo by Helen Bannerman
The Stupids (series) by Harry Allard
Summer of My German Soldier by Bette Green ISBN 0803783213
Summer Sisters by Judy Blume
Sylvester and the Magic Pebble by William Steig
Teenage Lust by Larry Clark
Teleny, sometimes attributed to Oscar Wilde
The Terrorist by Caroline B. Cooney
Tiger Eyes by Judy Blume
Tropic of Capricorn by Henry Miller
Tropic of Cancer by Henry Miller
Tulsa by Larry Clark
Twelfth Night by Will Shakespeare
Ulysses by James Joyce
Uncle Tom's Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe
Venus in Furs by Leopold von Sacher-Masoch
View from the Cherry Tree by Willo Davis Roberts ISBN 0689717849
We All Fall Down by Robert Cormier
What's Happening to my Body? Book for Boys: A Growing-Up Guide for Parents & Sons by Lynda Madaras ISBN 1557044430
What's Happening to My Body? Book for Girls: A Growing-Up Guide for Parents & Daughters by Lynda Madaras ISBN 1557044449
What My Mother Doesn't Know by Sonya Sones
Where Did I Come From? by Peter Mayle
Where's Waldo? by Martin Hanford
The Witch of Blackbird Pond by Elizabeth George Speare
The Witches by Roald Dahl
Women on Top: How Real Life Has Changed Women's Fantasies by Nancy Friday
A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle
Yerma by Federico Garcia Lorca
Youth in Revolt by C.D. Payne
I estimate that I've read about 50 altogether.

How many have you read?