BPC Bulletin: New Book: Promenade en Enfer
News Reports and Commentary Selected by Franklin Carter of the Book and Periodical Council’s Freedom of Expression Committee
A new history of censorship has appeared: Pierrette Lafond’s Promenade en Enfer: Les livres à l'index de la bibliothèque historique du Séminaire de Québec.
It focuses on the 603 publications that Roman Catholic authorities stored in a room named Enfer(Hell) in the Seminary of Quebec. All appeared on the Church’s index of prohibited books.
Septentrion, the publisher, describes Promenade en Enfer:
At l-express.ca, Paul-Francois Sylvestre writes:
At Librairie Pantoute, Christian Vachon writes:
In Le Devoir, Sebastien Vincent writes:
At Radio-Canada, Isabelle Richer writes:
Thanks go to Charles Montpetit who forwarded the news.
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