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Giving offense essays on censorship

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Giving Offense: Essays on Censorship (J.M. Coetzee) - review

Coetzee presents a coherent, unorthodox analysis of censorship from the perspective of one who has lived and worked under its shadow. The essays collected here attempt to understand the passion that plays itself out in acts of silencing and censoring. He argues that a destructive dynamic of belligerence and escalation tends to overtake the rivals in any field ruled by censorship. From Osip Mandelstam commanded to compose an ode in praise of Stalin, to Breyten Breytenbach writing poems under and for the eyes of his prison guards, to Aleksander Solzhenitsyn engaging in a trial of wits with the organs of the Soviet state, "Giving Offense" focuses on the ways authors have historically responded to censorship.

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It also analyzes the arguments of Catharine MacKinnon for the suppression of pornography and traces the operations of the old South African censorship system. He can dissect repugnant notions and analyze volatile emotions with enviable poise. Coetzee explicitly rejects such noble tritenesses.

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The essays collected here attempt to understand the passion that plays itself out in acts of silencing and censoring. He argues that a destructive dynamic of belligerence and escalation tends to overtake the rivals in any field ruled by censorship. From Osip Mandelstam commanded to compose an ode in praise of Stalin, to Breyten Breytenbach writing poems under and for the eyes of his prison guards, to Aleksander Solzhenitsyn engaging in a trial of wits with the organs of the Soviet state, Giving Offense focuses on the ways authors have historically responded to censorship.

It also analyzes the arguments of Catharine MacKinnon for the suppression of pornography and traces the operations of the old South African censorship system.

Coetzee explicitly rejects such noble tritenesses. Coetzee has a light, wry sense of humor. The Taint of the Pornographic.

Censorship vs. Free Speech! Free Thought, Dangerous Ideas

Catharine MacKinnon. Madness and Rivalry.

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