NABOKV-L post 0022084, Thu, 13 Oct 2011 20:32:32 -0300

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[SIGHTING] Autos de fé - Lolita and Martyn Lyons
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Martyn Lyons's "Books, a living history", Thames&Hudson, London, 2011, brings a chapter with the title of "The Enemies of the Book" that refers to the autos-de-fé, constantly being updated since the medieval inquisitorial practices, as it happened in the 1920 burning down of James Joyce's "Ulyssses" by the American Postal Service, or in the Third Reich bonfires of 1933. Some fifty years later Salman Rushdie's "Satanic Verses" were set on fire in front of TV-cameras in Bradford, England and the National Library of Sarajevo was completely destroyed by Serbian bombings in 1992*.
Censored authors were also mentioned: Solzhenitsyn, D.H.Lawrence, Henry Miller and Nabokov ("Lolita".

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*The library of Alexandria is not mentioned here, but it gets an amply illustrated entry in a chapter solely devoted to it.
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