Burning Books

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Springer, 21.05.2008 - 221 Seiten
This provocative new work examines the years between the Nazi book fires and the publication of Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451 (1953), a period when book burning captured the popular imagination. It explores how embedded the myths of book burning have become in our cultural history, and illustrates the enduring appeal of a great cleansing bonfire.
 

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Inhalt

Introduction
1
1 The Fear of Books
9
2 The Burning of the Books
31
3 The Library of the Burned Books
49
4 To Hell with Culture
73
5 Swing Theyre Burning Books
97
6 Beauty for Ashes
118
7 Funeral Pyres
140
The Path of Cinders
160
Notes
171
Select Bibliography
200
Index
210
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Über den Autor (2008)

MATTHEW FISHBURN is a bookseller with Hordern House Rare Books in Sydney, Australia. He has taught at the University of Sydney and the University of Western Sydney. Together with Mark Tewfik, he is currently working on a book investigating the graffiti written on bombs during the Second World War. This is his first book.

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