People: Apr. 19, 1982

All are American classics, and all have been singled out by public schools or libraries—but not for praise. In fact, these distinguished titles all appear on some current list or other of banned books: Mark Twain's The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, John Steinbeck's Grapes of Wrath, Sylvia Plath's The Bell Jar, Kurt Vonnegut's Slaughterhouse-Five, Bernard Malamud's The Fixer, J.D. Salinger's The Catcher in the Rye, Ralph Ellison's Invisible. Man, Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman, P.L Travers' Mary Poppins and The American Heritage Dictionary. Last week a collection of literary luminaries from...

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