Read a banned book today! Once again breaking traditional episode format, Infinite Gestation celebrates Banned Books Week with three short segments on Gustave Flaubert’s Madame Bovary, John Steinbeck’s Grapes of Wrath and Joseph Heller’s Catch 22 respectively, followed by a general discussion entailing the questionable wisdom behind literary censorship.
All three selections from this episode are readily available from your favorite bookstore.
For purposes of correction, it should be noted that John Steinbeck was in his early thirties (not early to mid twenties) when his parents passed away. Patrick apologizes for the error.
Show Notes & Links
- Shout out to BannedBooksWeek.org
- Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert
- Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
- Catch 22 by Joseph Heller
- The Secret Agent by Joseph Conrad
- Les Liaisons Dangereuses (Dangerous Liaisons) by Pierre Choderlos de Laclos
- Marquis De Sade
- Le Rouge et le Noir (The Red and the Black) by Stendhal
- Victor Hugo
- Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
- The Lady with the Dog by Anton Chekov
- The Dust Bowl (2012 film) – Ken Burns
- Louis C.K. Grapes of Wrath bit
- You Can’t Go Home Again by Thomas Wolfe
- “The Ghost of Tom Joad” – Rage Against the Machine
- Memphis Belle (1990 film) – Michael Caton-Jones
- The Last Temptation of Christ by Nikos Kazantzakis
- The Passion of the Christ (2004 film) – Mel Gibson