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“A Streetcar Named Desire” banned for “steamy sexuality”

The sexual content of Tennessee Williams' "A Streetcar Named Desire," which later became a popular and critically acclaimed film, raised eyebrows and led to self-censorship when the film version was being made.
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Banned Books: Kaffir Boy

Mark Mathaban's "Kaffir Boy" describes the horrors of racism and apartheid in South Africa. The book was challenged on the basis of sexual violence and graphic language in the book.
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Once banned, “Leaves of Grass” is now a “must read”

Whitman spent his entire life writing Leaves of Grass, revising it in several editions until his death. Among the poems in the collection are "Song of Myself", "I Sing the Body Electric", "Out of the Cradle Endlessly Rocking", ...
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Fifty Shades of Grey pales into nothing

To begin with, though, Fifty Shades of Grey is just not my kind of read. In fact, I hated the book. Not because of it's content, which I could or leave, but because that content is so poorly written.
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The Kite Runner: A triumphant read

A sweeping story of family, love, and friendship told against the devastating backdrop of the history of Afghanistan over the last thirty years, The Kite Runner is an unusual and powerful novel that has become a beloved, one-of...
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The Lovely Bones: a view from heaven

Alice Sebold's The Lovely Bones is the story of a teenage girl who, after being raped and murdered, watches from her personal Heaven as her family and friends struggle to move on with their lives while she comes to terms with h...
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And finally, Harry Potter!

I started reading J. K. Rowling's Harry Potter series to keep up with my grandchildren, but found myself sucked into the books because of their initial charm and overwhelming fantasy. What child doesn't imagine sorcery and spe...
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