Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Nine top banned books

Juno Dawson is the multi award-winning author of novels and non-fiction. One of her best banned books, as shared at the Guardian:
The furore surrounding Vladimir Nabokov’s Lolita (1955) has, I’d argue, elevated it above its actual merit. When the Sunday Times named it as one of the best books of that year, the Sunday Express denounced it as “sheer unrestrained pornography”. It was soon banned and British customs seized all copies entering the UK. The controversy later led to the downfall of Tory politician Nigel Nicolson, who was closely involved with its publication in 1959.
Read about another book on the list.

Lolita appears on Jo Nesbø's six favorite books list, Emily Temple's list of ten essential road trip books that aren’t On the Road, Olivia Sudjic's list of eight favorite books about love and obsession, Jeff Somers's list of five best worst couples in literature, Brian Boyd's ten best list of Vladimir Nabokov books, Billy Collins' six favorite books list, Charlotte Runcie's list of the ten best bad mothers in literature, Kathryn Williams's list of fifteen notable works on lust, Boris Kachka's six favorite books list, Fiona Maazel's list of the ten worst fathers in books, Jennifer Gilmore's list of the ten worst mothers in books, Steven Amsterdam's list of five top books that have anxiety at their heart, John Banville's five best list of books on early love and infatuation, Kathryn Harrison's list of favorite books with parentless protagonists, Emily Temple's list of ten of the greatest kisses in literature, John Mullan's list of ten of the best lakes in literature, Dan Vyleta's top ten list of books in second languages, Rowan Somerville's top ten list of books of good sex in fiction, Henry Sutton's top ten list of unreliable narrators, Adam Leith Gollner's top ten list of fruit scenes in literature, Laura Hird's literary top ten list, Monica Ali's ten favorite books list, Laura Lippman's 5 most important books list, Mohsin Hamid's 10 favorite books list, and Dani Shapiro's 10 favorite books list. It is Lena Dunham's favorite book.

--Marshal Zeringue