The Committee On Evil Literature

[Spotted in the Guardian] A fascinating piece by Robbie Meredith on The Committee On Evil Literature, appointed by Kevin O’Higgins in 1926, and the history of censorship in modern Ireland, on Radio3’s Twenty Minutes on Tuesday – listen here[RealPlayer audio file].. or go here. Interesting contributions from writer John McGahern and Tom Garvin, Professor of Politics at University College Dublin.. over 12,000 titles banned throughout the 20th Century.. but not Jimmy Joyce’s Ulysses.. and while the report ends by pointing out that no literature has been banned for well over a decade, the last book released from a banning order?.. Sex by Madonna.. banned in 1992.. released on 31 December 2004. Update More information on The Committee On Evil Literature is available from the National Archive website

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