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Lists banning books have always been popular, so it is only appropriate that I include a list of them here. This is a list of the top 15 banned books which have great literary value. I recommend that you obtain a copy of any you haven’t read as they are all excellent.

Ulysses chronicles the passage through Dublin by its main character, Leopold Bloom, during an ordinary day, June 16, 1904. The title alludes to the hero of Homer’s Odyssey (Latinised into Ulysses), and there are many parallels, both implicit and explicit, between the two works (e.g., the correspondences between Leopold Bloom and Odysseus, Molly Bloom and Penelope, and Stephen Dedalus and Telemachus).

“Given its long history of censorship, ULYSSES has rarely been selected for
high school libraries.” — Judith Krug, director, Office for Intellectual
Freedom, American Library Association, 1986.

While the United States has produced thousands of talented writers, a few dozen have penned the novels, poems and stories that comprise much of the nation’s literary heritage. Here’s a summary of 20 of America’s most celebrated and influential writers.

Willa Cather (1873-1947)
Born in Virginia’s Back Creek Valley in 1873, Cather was 9 years old when her family moved to Red Cloud, Neb., where she drew inspiration for some of her most famous works— O Pioneers! , 1913; and My √Åntonia , 1918—about life on the American frontier.
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James Fenimore Cooper (1789-1851)
Cooper, who grew up in Cooperstown, N.Y., is best known for his five-book Leatherstocking series, including The Last of the Mohicans , first published in 1826. In his frontier tales, Cooper introduces the first American hero, Natty Bumppo, a white child raised by Delaware Indians who matures into an adventurous, honorable and fearless woodsman.
Visit http://external.oneonta.edu/cooper/

Lists banning books have always been popular, so it is only appropriate that I include a list of them here. This is a list of the top 15 banned books which have great literary value. I recommend that you obtain a copy of any you haven’t read as they are all excellent.

Ulysses chronicles the passage through Dublin by its main character, Leopold Bloom, during an ordinary day, June 16, 1904. The title alludes to the hero of Homer’s Odyssey (Latinised into Ulysses), and there are many parallels, both implicit and explicit, between the two works (e.g., the correspondences between Leopold Bloom and Odysseus, Molly Bloom and Penelope, and Stephen Dedalus and Telemachus).

“Given its long history of censorship, ULYSSES has rarely been selected for
high school libraries.” — Judith Krug, director, Office for Intellectual
Freedom, American Library Association, 1986.

While the United States has produced thousands of talented writers, a few dozen have penned the novels, poems and stories that comprise much of the nation’s literary heritage. Here’s a summary of 20 of America’s most celebrated and influential writers.

Willa Cather (1873-1947)
Born in Virginia’s Back Creek Valley in 1873, Cather was 9 years old when her family moved to Red Cloud, Neb., where she drew inspiration for some of her most famous works— O Pioneers! , 1913; and My √Åntonia , 1918—about life on the American frontier.
Visit willacather.org

James Fenimore Cooper (1789-1851)
Cooper, who grew up in Cooperstown, N.Y., is best known for his five-book Leatherstocking series, including The Last of the Mohicans , first published in 1826. In his frontier tales, Cooper introduces the first American hero, Natty Bumppo, a white child raised by Delaware Indians who matures into an adventurous, honorable and fearless woodsman.
Visit http://external.oneonta.edu/cooper/

The definition of a classic piece of literature can be a hotly debated topic. Depending on what you read, or the experience of the person you question on the topic, you may receive a wide range of answers. So, what is a "classic" in the context of books and literature ?

These qualities of classic literature make them appropriate for study. While younger students may find them less accessible, older students and adults can be enlightened by reading them as part of a formal study, book club, or ongoing reading.

Classics often have study guides that can assist learners in understanding how and why they are written, explaining dated terms, and providing study questions.

Lists banning books have always been popular, so it is only appropriate that I include a list of them here. This is a list of the top 15 banned books which have great literary value. I recommend that you obtain a copy of any you haven’t read as they are all excellent.

Ulysses chronicles the passage through Dublin by its main character, Leopold Bloom, during an ordinary day, June 16, 1904. The title alludes to the hero of Homer’s Odyssey (Latinised into Ulysses), and there are many parallels, both implicit and explicit, between the two works (e.g., the correspondences between Leopold Bloom and Odysseus, Molly Bloom and Penelope, and Stephen Dedalus and Telemachus).

“Given its long history of censorship, ULYSSES has rarely been selected for
high school libraries.” — Judith Krug, director, Office for Intellectual
Freedom, American Library Association, 1986.


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