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The Resource Obscene in the extreme : the burning and banning of John Steinbeck's The grapes of wrath, Rick Wartzman

Obscene in the extreme : the burning and banning of John Steinbeck's The grapes of wrath, Rick Wartzman

Label
Obscene in the extreme : the burning and banning of John Steinbeck's The grapes of wrath
Title
Obscene in the extreme
Title remainder
the burning and banning of John Steinbeck's The grapes of wrath
Statement of responsibility
Rick Wartzman
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Few books have caused as big a stir as John Steinbeck's The Grapes of Wrath, when it was published in April 1939. By May, it was the nation's number one bestseller, but in Kern County, California--the Joads' newfound home--the book was burned publicly and banned from library shelves. Obscene in the Extreme tells the remarkable story behind this fit of censorship. When W.B. "Bill" Camp, a giant cotton and potato grower, presided over its burning in downtown Bakersfield, he declared: "We are angry, not because we were attacked but because we were attacked by a book obscene in the extreme sense of the word." But Gretchen Knief, the Kern County librarian, bravely fought back. "If that book is banned today, what book will be banned tomorrow?" Obscene in the Extreme serves as a window into an extraordinary time of upheaval in America--a time when, as Steinbeck put it, there seemed to be "a revolution ... going on.'"-- Publisher's description
Cataloging source
DLC
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Wartzman, Rick
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Challenged books
  • Prohibited books
  • Censorship
  • Steinbeck, John
  • Steinbeck, John
Label
Obscene in the extreme : the burning and banning of John Steinbeck's The grapes of wrath, Rick Wartzman
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 285-292) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Dark Days -- Monday -- Tuesday -- Wednesday -- Thursday -- Friday, Saturday, Sunday -- Some Day
Control code
ocn191926326
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
vii, 308 p.
Isbn
9781586483319
Lccn
2008014948
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill.
Label
Obscene in the extreme : the burning and banning of John Steinbeck's The grapes of wrath, Rick Wartzman
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 285-292) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Dark Days -- Monday -- Tuesday -- Wednesday -- Thursday -- Friday, Saturday, Sunday -- Some Day
Control code
ocn191926326
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
vii, 308 p.
Isbn
9781586483319
Lccn
2008014948
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill.

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