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Title:
The fear of books
Author:
Jackson, Holbrook, 1874-1948.
Edition:
First Illinois paperback.
Publication Information:
Urbana : University of Illinois Press, 2001.
Physical Description:
197 pages ; 23 cm
General Note:
Originally published: London : Soncino Press ; New York : Scribner's, 1932.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780252070402
Format :
Book

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Summary

Examines the violence, destruction, and suppression that have hounded books throughout their history and the fears that lead to such treachery. This book identifies three deeply seated fears: fear of insurrection, fear of blasphemy, and fear of pornography.


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Library Journal Review

A British "bookman," Jackson (1874-1948) here offers historical and cultural paeans to the book and to reading. The love of books is something nearly universal, though books have been reviled by certain cultures. Mostly, Jackson was a book nut who shared his love for the printed word, which, of course, includes libraries. These volumes were originally published in 1950, 1932, and 1947, respectively. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


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