A history of literary censorship: three books

Three new works concerned with banned literature – from Joyce to Rushdie – are reviewed by Leo Robson in New Statesman

The Zhivago Affair: the Kremlin, the CIA and the Battle Over a Forbidden Book 
Peter Finn and Petra Couvée
Harvill Secker, 350pp, £20

The Most Dangerous Book: the Battle for James Joyce’s Ulysses 
Kevin Birmingham
Head of Zeus, 420pp, £20

The Rushdie Fatwa and After: a Lesson to the Circumspect 
Brian Winston
Palgrave Macmillan, 161pp, £55

Read the reviews on: www.newrepublic.com


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