Thursday, September 30, 2010

Banned Books Week: A Farewell to Arms

FCPL Staff: Howard
Favorite (almost) Banned Book: A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway

A Farewell to Arms has been a classic piece of American literature since its first publication in 1929. It's also been a lot of 'trouble'...or at least that is how some people see it. It's part love story, action/adventure/war story. This book has something for everyone. Maybe that is what caused Italy to ban it; Nazi Germany to burn it. And yes...even here in the US this book was banned for a number of reasons. If you haven't read it, check it out and make your own decision about if should be a banned book.

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