This provocative new work examines the years between the Nazi book fires and the publication of Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451 (1953), a period when book burning captured the popular imagination. It explores how embedded the myths of book burning have become in our cultural history, and illustrates the enduring appeal of a great cleansing bonfire.
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(216mm x 140mm x 17mm)
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
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Author Biography - Matthew Fishburn
MATTHEW FISHBURN is a bookseller with Hordern House Rare Books in Sydney, Australia. He has taught at the University of Sydney and the University of Western Sydney. Together with Mark Tewfik, he is currently working on a book investigating the graffiti written on bombs during the Second World War. This is his first book.