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Program on censorship is Jan. 26

Posted: Friday, Jan 18th, 2013

Pancho Savery

Recent efforts to remove the “N-word” in literature – from the new edition of Mark Twain’s “Huck Finn” in which the word is changed to “slave,” to the attempt to halt a high school production of August Wilson’s “Joe Turner’s Come and Gone” because of its "offensive" language – raise questions about censorship. Is censorship ever a good thing?

This is the focus of “To Cut or Not to Cut: Censorship in Literature,” a free conversation with Reed College professor Pancho Savery to celebrate Book Month. The program will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26, in the Carriage House of the Lincoln County Historical Society, 545 SW Ninth St. in Newport. This program is hosted by the historical society and sponsored by Oregon Humanities.

For the complete article see the 01-18-2013 issue.

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