Written by NIBS Volunteer
Wednesday, 17 April 2013 01:27
Too sexy, too queer, too radical?
NIBS' new book club focusing on banned and controversial books and authors...
These are some of the books that defined modern conceptions of taste, politics, sexuality and art by pushing the boundaries of morality and common sense.
How do they shape up in a contemporary context? Groundbreaking or banal? Liberated or chauvinist?
Join us for a glass of wine and a chat about these controversial classics.
24 April - Lolita (Vladimir Nabokov, banned - 1958-1965)
8 May - Naked Lunch (William Burroughs, banned - 1960-1973)
22 May - The Thief’s Journal (Jean Genet, banned - 1952-1972)
5 June - Invisible Man (Ralph Ellison, banned - 1952)
19 June - Delta of Venus (Anais Nin, banned - 2009)
3 July - Howl and other poems (Allen Ginsberg, banned - 1956)
17 July - Beautiful Losers (Leonard Cohen, banned - 1962)
All titles available from NIBS.