2.3.07

Vonnegut, Morrison, Wright are porn

This makes me sad to think that this is going on in the United States. What is this, Fahrenheit 451? Apparently the works of several authors, including Kurt Vonnegut, Richard Wright, and Toni Morrison, have little literary merit and have been singled out as being pornography:

Vicki Fyke of the Livingston Organization for Values in Education made the complaint, alleging that assignments of books by Richard Wright, Pulitzer winner Toni Morrison and Kurt Vonnegut violate laws against distribution of pornography to minors because they contain depictions of sex and rape, and obscene language. “The Freedom Writers Diary” by Erin Gruwell is also named by Fyke.

Read the entire article here.

1 comment:

Josh said...

congrats on the letter to the N_w Y-r-er !

Josh