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CENSORS AT WORK : HOW STATES SHAPED LITERATURE

CENSORS AT WORK : HOW STATES SHAPED LITERATURE

Hardcover

Literary Criticism

ISBN10: 0393242293
ISBN13: 9780393242294
Publisher: W.W. Norton & Co.
Published: Sep 1 2014
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Language: English
With his uncanny ability to spark life in the past, Robert Darnton re-creates three historical worlds in which censorship shaped literary expression in distinctive ways.

In eighteenth-century France, censors, authors, and booksellers collaborated in making literature by navigating the intricate culture of royal privilege. Even as the king's censors outlawed works by Voltaire, Rousseau, and other celebrated Enlightenment writers, the head censor himself incubated Diderot's great Encyclopedie by hiding the banned project's papers in his Paris townhouse. Relationships at court trumped principle in the Old Regime.

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