For today, I’m going to give you some of my favorite works that have been banned or challenged. Tread carefully….

Books

1) The Color Purple Alice Walker

2) The Lord of the Flies William Golding

3) Animal Farm George Orwell (if you know me you know how much I love this book)

4) The Sun Also Rises Ernest Hemingway (considered naming my daughter Britt)

5) Their Eyes were Watching God Zora Neale Hurston

Art

1) The Last Judgement Michelangelo

2) The Nude Maja Francisco Goya

3) Les Demoiselles d’Avignon Pablo Picasso

4) Dinner Party Judy Chicago

5) St. Matthew and the Angel Carvaggio

Film (these were not necessarily banned/challenged in the US, but you get the idea)

1) Wonder Woman (2017)

2) Monty Python’s Life of Brian (1979)

3) The King and I (1956)

4) The Da Vinci Code (2006)

5) Schindler’s List (1993)

31 thoughts on “Friday Favorites

  1. Great list! I find it really interesting which books have been banned, cos there’s always a little thought (or in some cases big thought) in the back of my mind going “but why?!” Because not only is it always unsuccessful, but sometimes it only serves to reinforce the importance of the book

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  2. At 13 I tried borrowing Henry Miller’s Tropic of cancer from the library because the book was kept in the basement, and only adults could borrow those so 5 yrs later at 18 I did. I crossed picket lines to see films like The Last Temptation of Christ, Meet the feebles, Any documentary by Michael Moore, And reissue showings John Waters Pink Flamingos, Bloodsucking Freaks and Cannibal Halocaust.

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