BPC Bulletin: A New History: Burning the Books

News Reports and Commentary Selected by Franklin Carter of the Book and Periodical Council’s Freedom of Expression Committee.

 

A new book — Richard Ovenden’s Burning the Books — appeared earlier this year. It is a history of book burning and resistance to book burning.

Mr. Ovenden is a top librarian at Oxford University in Britain:

https://www.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/bodley/about-us/librarian

REVIEWS

In The Critic, Alexander Larman writes:
https://thecritic.co.uk/in-defence-of-knowledge/?fbclid=IwAR1pQSHV-43i-jlnku5qV5wKUffSC9RJWIXMfQPG-hxHLkBvmGvnA9ne9QY

In the Financial Times, Michael Skapinker writes:

https://www.ft.com/content/f3252f67-60c4-4258-814c-26bb18da19e3

Thanks go to Anne McClelland who forwarded Alexander Larman’s article.

 

The Book and Periodical Council was formed in 1975 as the Book and Periodical Development Council to provide a venue for members to discuss industry issues, address mutual concerns and undertake projects for the benefit of Canadian writing and publishing.

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