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Banned Books: Does Censoring A Kid's Book Remove Its Prejudices?

First Posted: 09/21/10 01:55 PM ET Updated: 05/25/11 06:45 PM ET

Roald Dahl

philnel.com:

Having lately been examining two versions of Hugh Lofting's Doctor Dolittle (1920, 1988) and three versions of Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (1964, 1973, 1998), we've been addressing this question: Do Bowdlerized texts alter the ideological assumptions of the original? The answer is more complicated than you might think.

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