‘Banned Originals: Saved From the Bonfire’ — a Banned Books Week event
‘Banned Originals: Saved From the Bonfire’ — a Banned Books Week eventSeptember 18, 2007Pamela McLaughlinpwmclaug@syr.edu
To commemorate Banned Books Week, Syracuse University Library will present “Banned Originals: Saved from the Bonfire” on Tuesday, Oct. 2 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. in the Peter Graham Scholarly Commons on the first floor of E.S. Bird Library. Sean Quimby, director of the Special Collections Research Center, will give a hands on introduction to a collection of rare and controversial banned books, including the 1961 Grove Press edition of Henry Miller’s “Tropic of Cancer,” early editions of James Joyce’s “Ulysses,” the first American edition of Mark Twain’s “Adventures of Huckleberry Finn,” Thomas Paine’s treatise “Rights of Man” and more.
The event is free and open to the public. Visitor parking is available in the Marion lot.
The library will also host an exhibition on the fourth floor titled “Freedom Under Fire: Book Banning Past and Present,” which contains numerous challenged or banned items along with information on each item’s background as a banned book.
Readers can nominate a title to be added to the library’s online exhibit: http://library.syr.edu/information/banned_books.
All of the events are offered in conjunction with the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communication’s year-long celebration of the First Amendment. For more information, visit http://newhouse.syr.edu/nh3/First_amendment.cfm.