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ERIC Number: ED116211
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Pages: 21
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"And Then There Were None"--Take It Away: I Don't Like It.
Small, Robert C., Jr.
The quiet, but determined, censorship crisis in Virginia is a good example of the attitudes that produce censorship protests and of the damage that can be done. Although the criticisms have been sincere, they are based on total misinterpretations of the works involved. As may be seen from the excerpts taken from five books under fire, the objections may be to sexual references, obscene and profane words, the general tone, improper life styles, or religious sensitivities. However, in an atmosphere conducive to censorship, objections might be made to almost anything in a book. It is essential, therefore, that English teachers equip students to understand and to respond to literature and to resist being persuaded by the rhetorical skills of any writer. (JM)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Council of Teachers of English (65th, San Diego, California, November 27-29, 1975)