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Moore, Nicole: The Censor’s Library. St Lucia: Univ. of Queensland Press, 2012. (414 S.) 
Resource type: Book
Languages: englisch
ID no. (ISBN etc.): 9780702239168
BibTeX citation key: Moore2012
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Categories: General
Keywords: Australien, Kulturpolitik
Creators: Moore
Publisher: Univ. of Queensland Press (St Lucia)
When Nicole Moore discovered the secret 'censor's library' in the National Archives – 793 boxes prohibited from the 1920s to the 1980s – so began a journey that resulted in this, the first comprehensive examination of Australian book censorship.
For much of the twentieth century, Australia banned more books and more serious books than most other English-speaking or Western countries, from the Kama Sutra through to Huxley’s Brave New World and Joyce’s Ulysses. Federal publications censorship was a largely secret affair and deliberately kept from the knowledge of the Australian public until the scandals and protests of late last century.
Censorship continues to attract heated debate, from the Henson affair to the national internet feed. Combining rigorous scholarship with the narrative tension of a thriller, The Censor’s Library is a provocative account of this scandalous history.

Table of Contents

Abbreviations (vii)

The censor’s library (ix)

1. A sight worth looking at (1)
2. Shipping, air and parcel post (17)
3. No business of god or man (40)
4. Sedition’s fiction (69)
5. Brave new moderns (99)
6. Homosexualists and pornographs (130)
7. Bastards from the bush (157)
8. Literature in handcuffs (176)
9. Everything you could expect for a quarter (192)
10. The censor poets (220)
11. Because they were white, baby, and they ruled the world (234)
12. Porno-politics (251)
13. The ‘last’ banned books (269)
14. Out from underground (289)
15. Decline and rise (312)
16. National reading (341)

Acknowledgements (350)
Bibliography (353)
Notes (372)
Index (398)

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