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Burning Books.


Burning books.

Bosmajian, Haig.

McFarland & Co.


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Bosmaijian (emeritus, communication, U. of Washington) presents a detailed account of the practice of book burning around the world over the past 2000 years. He identifies the book burners as well as the works they set afire and examines the figurative language they used to "justify" the destruction of books--and sometimes their authors. He also analyzes the attraction of the public book burning ritual for its participants.

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Date:Aug 1, 2006
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