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The most banned and challenged books of 2014

A memoir by a sexual assault survivor, a science fiction comic book and a children's book about gay penguins were among the 10 most frequently banned or challenged books in the United States last year, according to the American Library Assn. (ALA).<p>The ALA's Office for Intellectual Freedom today …

18 Deep Interviews with Great Writers

<i>Kevin Smokler is the author of Practical Classics: 50 Reasons to Reread 50 Books you Haven’t Touched Since High School, an essay collection on the</i> …

29 Awesome Books With Strong Female Protagonists

Celebrate National Women's History Month with these 29 great books.

F. Scott Fitzgerald's First Draft of 'The Great Gatsby'

<i>F. Scott Fitzgerald as he was beginning to think of Gatsby, in 1921.</i><p>Once upon a time, there was a bright, successful young novelist. He had had great acclaim, and sales, with <i>This Side of Paradise</i> (1920), published when he was only 23 years old. He followed it with <i>The Beautiful And Damned</i> (1922), …

Keeping literature dirty

I was almost sorry to see the developers of the Clean Reader app — which would have allowed squeamish or morally didactic readers to remove profanity from books — take "immediate action to remove all books from our catalogue" last week, in response to authors outraged about their work being …