Posts Tagged: Fahrenheit 451

A Future of Forbidden Books

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At Electric Literature, Lydia Pine examines dystopian and sci-fi works of fiction that offer a glimpse of what bookshelves and libraries might look like in the future: In Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451 and Ayn Rand’s Anthem, books-on-bookshelves is actually a forbidden scenario. Even in the campy sci-fi universe of Star Trek, the twenty-fourth century boasts digital books stored on tablets; […]

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Banned Books Week: A Rumpus Roundup

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Sunday marked the start of Banned Books Week, a celebration of freedom, and a recognition of the threat of censorship. Libraries around the US are hosting events. Books are banned for a variety of reasons, and by a variety of organizations. Although mostly, its about sex.

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The Rumpus Sunday Book Blog Roundup

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This week, the book blogs got technology, and it turns out they’re not so sure whether they like it. Below, see them wrestle with television invading their books, the Kindle, and crappy book trailers — also, Virginia Woolf uses one of those new voice recording contraptions. Elizabeth Onusko at Guernica discusses the Kindle and E-textbooks […]

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