It’s Thanksgiving here in America, a day of infamy for turkeys.
"The South, more than any other region of America, is forbidding to outsiders. … I grew up with what I take to be a somewhat common perspective, on the South as charming but inscrutable, languid but dangerous, a place where sinkholes — real and metaphorical — await anyone who doesn’t know exactly where to step."
In honor of Banned Books Week, we’ll be looking at authors who’ve had their work challenged in the United States. Today, take a look at Robert Penn Warren’s All The King’s Men, which was challenged in Dallas, TX in 1974 for depicting a “depressing view of life” and “immoral situations.”
This is America and I will not dance at the country
Club, I will run into the fields & stand with Carmen
Who once cut tobacco in the Piedmont summer.
Somewhere I am sixteen and some
How I am failing my driver’s
Test because I cannot back up for twenty
Feet in a straight line.
Glenn Greenwald, the journalist who first reported on a trove of classified documents leaked by Edward J. Snowden, will write a book about National Security Agency surveillance