john steinbeck

Mar 09, 2010

Top picks: The Palace of Illusions, East of Eden

This week, check out what Campaign India readers have recommended for you...  The Palace of Illusions - Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni  Meghana Kurup, journalist, Mumbai Mirror Online

Oct 23, 2009

Steinbeck was pro-censorship — on occasion

I was laid up in bed for a couple of days and , as is wont, re-read a few of my favourite authors.One of them was John Steinbeck.And re-reading Once There Was A War for the umpteenth time, sentences that have obviously always been there during the preceding readings jumped out at me and I re-read and re-read those sentences.Most of them pertained to censorship during World War II and to the rationale, logic and acceptability (or lack) of the censorship.