Dirty books, and clean

Martin Konrad’s Dirty Books is a conceptual series highlighting constraints on freedom of expression.

The artist covered each book with critical quotes that greeted it upon publication, and with references to past and continuing abuses, including “burning, tearing apart, locking away, hiding.” (Via La Petite Claudine.)

In related news, last week a school board member in Illinois District 128 objected to Flannery O’Connor’s “A Good Man is Hard to Find” because of “violent imagery,” “racial slurs,” and — my favorite part — “anti-Christian language.”


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