Forbidden Fruit Preview - Readings From Banned Works of LiteratureApril 4, 2013 – Article
What if you weren’t allowed to read Alice in Wonderland? Or All Quiet on the Western Front? Or Animal Farm? All of these classic pieces of literature have been banned at one point in time by governments because it was believed they contained destructive material. It is hard to imagine that Alice in Wonderlandcontains anything destructive but the censor General of Hunan, China believed that the anthropomorphized animals in Lewis Carroll’s book would teach children to regard humans and animals on the same level and, therefore, beginning in 1931, the book was banned. PEN Center USA is an organization dedicated to shining the spotlight on the issue of such censorship and, on May 5th, will bring the entertainment community together at Forbidden Fruit to support freedom of expression all over the world.