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Dear Sir, I Intend to Burn Your Book: An Anatomy of a Book Burning By Lawrence Hill Dear Sir I Intend to Burn Your Book An Anatomy of a Book Burning Censorship and book burning are still present in our lives Lawrence Hill shares his experiences of how ignorance and the fear of ideas led a group in the Netherlands to burn the cover of his widely su
  • Title: Dear Sir, I Intend to Burn Your Book: An Anatomy of a Book Burning
  • Author: Lawrence Hill
  • ISBN: 9780888646798
  • Page: 318
  • Format: Paperback
  • Dear Sir, I Intend to Burn Your Book: An Anatomy of a Book Burning By Lawrence Hill Censorship and book burning are still present in our lives Lawrence Hill shares his experiences of how ignorance and the fear of ideas led a group in the Netherlands to burn the cover of his widely successful novel, The Book of Negroes, in 2011 Why do books continue to ignite such strong reactions in people in the age of the Internet Is banning, censoring, or controllinCensorship and book burning are still present in our lives Lawrence Hill shares his experiences of how ignorance and the fear of ideas led a group in the Netherlands to burn the cover of his widely successful novel, The Book of Negroes, in 2011 Why do books continue to ignite such strong reactions in people in the age of the Internet Is banning, censoring, or controlling book distribution ever justified Hill illustrates his ideas with anecdotes and lists names of Canadian writers who faced censorship challenges in the twenty first century, inviting conversation between those on opposite sides of these contentious issues All who are interested in literature, freedom of expression, and human rights will enjoy reading Hill s provocative essay.
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    About "Lawrence Hill"

    1. Lawrence Hill

      Hill is the author of ten books of fiction and non fiction In 2005, he won his first literary honour a National Magazine Award for the article Is Africa s Pain Black America s Burden published in The Walrus His first two novels were Some Great Thing and Any Known Blood, and his first non fiction work to attract national attention was the memoir Black Berry, Sweet Juice On Being Black and White in Canada But it was his third novel, The Book of Negroes HarperCollins Canada, 2007 published in some countries as Someone Knows My Name and in French as Aminata that attracted widespread attention in Canada and other countries Lawrence Hill s non fiction book, Blood The Stuff of Life was published in September 2013 by House of Anansi Press Blood is a personal consideration of the physical, social, cultural and psychological aspects of blood, and how it defines, unites and divides us Hill drew from the book to deliver the 2013 Massey Lectures across Canada In 2013, Hill published the essay Dear Sir, I Intend to Burn Your Book An Anatomy of a Book Burning University of Alberta Press.His fourth novel, The Illegal, was published by HarperCollins Canada in 2015 and by WW Norton in the USA in 2016 Hill is currently writing a new novel and a children s book, and co writing a television miniseries adaptation of The Illegal for Conquering Lion Pictures Hill is a professor of creative writing at the University of Guelph, in Ontario.

    984 thoughts on “Dear Sir, I Intend to Burn Your Book: An Anatomy of a Book Burning”

    1. A thoughtful, clever, and honest examination of book censorship and race in literature Great voice and exploration.



    2. A thirty two page lecture essay about intellectual freedom, censorship and the conundrum of banning a book.After his novel, The Book of Negroes was published in the Netherlands, author Lawrence Hill received a letter from a reader stating that the book was going to be publicly burned because the title contained an offensive word Initially shocked an appalled by this, Hill pushed himself to understand how and why someone could have such a visceral reaction to his writing The result of this explor [...]


    3. The introduction written by someone called Ted Bishop apparently a Woolf scholar is really something else Bishop relates how he asked his very exotic looking and exotic is hardly a neutral term student, Where are you from He then says that he didn t realize how this question was racially loaded until he read a book by Lawrence Hill Bishop concludes The exchange with my student illustrates why we need writers like Lawrence Hill lol I mean, really We need writers like Lawrence Hill to teach white [...]


    4. I am strongly opposed to the banning, burning, or otherwise censoring of perfectly good books Or even perfectly awful books Regardless, this title caught my eye, and I grabbed a copy at the library and I would like to note that Freedom to Read Week starts a week from now here in Canada, so it s only slightly off timing on my part Lawrence Hill shares a letter from a man outraged by the title The Book of Negroes in the Netherlands, who wrote to inform him that he would be burning his book He uses [...]


    5. This was a delightful essay about book censorship It was a quick, smooth read that I enjoyed because I too am a Canadian writer who has offended someone who set out to silence and intimidate me as a writer and publisher I picked this essay up on the recommendation of my librarian Staff Pick It was an easy decision having felt the same burn this year when a Canadian distributor removed my book from its shelves, permanently banning it and making it inaccessible to their readers.Is it fair for one [...]


    6. I really enjoyed this brief book based on a lecture by Lawrence Hill I love the conversational tone and the journey that Hill made from first receiving the email and using empathy toward the sender, to be able to learn about and discuss the motives for book banning, burning and censorship It takes an exceptional mentality to be able to distance ones self from a situation like that and write from an open and understanding perspective I also loved that he has sited a few interesting sources for fu [...]


    7. This small novella is a part of a speech series It is a response by Lawrence Hill, to a man in the Netherlands, who, upon learning the title of Hill s book was The Book of Negroes, writes Hill to inform him of his intention to destroy his book Hill responds, not only to the letter, but to the many criticisms he faced in the publications of this amazing novel He speaks eloquently and logically about the tragedy of censorship and ignorance.


    8. well written essay on book banning, censorship, and hill s reasons for opposing the both of themi particularly like that he wrote this with consideration of the perspective of those who might challenge a book and how freedom of speech interacts with responsible speechi might pass this on to my old library theory prof, it does a good job of clearly explaining why censorship must be opposed3 stars


    9. Lawrence Hill has taken his own experience of receiving threats to have his novel The Book of Negroes burned and censored, and written a brilliant lecture on how this affected him personally The lecture isn t just personal though he makes an argument against book censorship in general and why it s so wrong to try to ban books Short, thoughtful, to the point and very well written Attention all librarians make sure you include this book on your Freedom to Read book displays


    10. A fascinating essay where the author tries to makes sense of discovering that his book is going to be burned It brings up a lot of questions about how we feel about books and what makes them so powerful that you would rather see them destroyed than read This book also reminded me how much I enjoy reading Lawrence Hill s work and how I should read of it.


    11. Got through this book on my lunch break, its so short its a lecture Although I haven t read the book it discusses, I am interested in why people feel the need to censorship books Hill s prose is clear, interesting and to the point, ans should be read by anyone who loves books and thinks they can change the world.


    12. This essay shares Lawrence Hill s response to an email he received in 2011 from a man in Amsterdam stating that he intended to burnThe Book of Negroes In this essay, Hill explores book banning and censorship I appreciated his accessible writing style and his passionate defence of the freedom to read and write Hill s essay is thoughtful and very well written.


    13. Lawrence Hill makes his case, burning books aims to intimidate writers, readers, publishers and booksellers, and to stifle dialogue pg 31 If a book offends a reader, stop reading it, but don t deny others the same right.


    14. Literature should bring us into the same room not over matches, but over coffee and conversation It should inspire recognition of our mutual humanity Together An excellent analysis of censorship and the importance of context and open dialogue.


    15. It is a well written book that I hope the person that intend to burn the Book of Negroes read Lawrence Hill explained himself although i feel that if you had read his book it would not have been necessary.


    16. Painfully short Some appeal to identity politics Given the subject matter, the authors race, heritage, sex and gender should play no role in his attempt to justify what is historical and protected speech.



    17. Lawrence Hill delivered this lecture in Edmonton a couple of years ago It s an excellent lecture on history, censorship, racism and book burning.




    18. I forgot I read this one over the summer This is such an important book and I enjoyed it I cried and laughed and agreed with a good bit of it I had a problem with his novel title too but understand the need for incendiary forgive marketing and the historical context Also I am not a big book burner or banner or whatever so I like the last line a lot I m a big talker of literature in particular with a lot of opinions and love hearing from those that differ from me in an interesting intelligent man [...]




    19. This warm essay presents a personal narrative, related anecdotes and a pleasant message with a pleasingly dry delivery.



    20. This was a short and easy read that I did on my lunch breaks It definitely raises some interesting thoughts I enjoyed it but craved depth like in Blood, The Stuff of Life.


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