Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Six books banned for offending the state

Seth Satterlee named six famously banned books for PWxyz, the news blog of Publishers Weekly, including:
[Salman] Rushdie is possibly the most famous exile alive. Since his publication of The Satanic Verses in 1988 and the issuing of a fatwa by Iran’s Supreme Leader, Rushdie has lived with the vitriol that comes with insulting the Islamic prophet. He might not be welcome in half the world, but seems to get along well with America.
Read about another book on the list. 

The Satanic Verses is among Diarmaid MacCulloch's five best books about blasphemy, Atul Gawande's favorite books, and Karl O. Knausgaard's top ten angel books.

--Marshal Zeringue