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Encyclopedia of Censorship

Today’s Encyclopedia in the series is The Encyclopedia of Censorship, edited by Jonathon Green. Here are some Pros right off the bat:

  • It’s a single volume, and we all know I’m a sucker for single-volume ‘cycs
  • Due to its age, and for other reasons, this particular copy was in the Circulating collection

To the learning!

  1. Amants, Les
  2. Bibliotheca Arcana
  3. Chrstian Crusade, The
  4. Dante Alighieri
  5. Epperson v. Arkansas (1968)
  6. Fry, John
  7. Genet, Jean
  8. Hefner, Hugh
  9. Index of Brussels (1735)
  10. Jacobellis v. Ohio (1964)
  11. Kant, Immanuel
  12. Leighton, Alexander
  13. Michigan - protection of minors
  14. November
  15. One for the Road
  16. People for the American Way
  17. Quesnel, Pasquier
  18. Rabbit’s Wedding, The
  19. September Laws, The
  20. tableaux vivants
  21. United States v. Morison (1985)
  22. Venus de Milo
  23. Wyclif, John
  24. Yates v. United States (1957)
  25. Zhdanovism

The entry on Hugh Hefner was particularly entertaining; though I think I found more bad puns than the author had intended. Altogether, this encyclopedia was unimpressive. The articles were pithy to the point of uselessness, and there were many spelling and grammatical errors. Perhaps this is one of those books that’s really a dictionary but was entitled with Encyclopedia to sound more official.