Banned Books: Anthony Burgess and Censorship
- Fri 29 Jun 2018
- 6:00 pm
You are invited to a special event to celebrate our new exhibition, BANNED BOOKS: Anthony Burgess and Censorship, which has recently opened at the Engine House.
When Anthony Burgess moved to Malta in 1968, nearly fifty ‘indecent’ books from his library were seized by the government and destroyed.
Among them were novels by Angela Carter, Kingsley Amis and D.H. Lawrence.
Fifty years on, we have reconstructed this collection of banned books for a new exhibition, which looks more widely at the theme of free expression.
Anthony Burgess was a lifelong opponent of censorship, and he spoke out in defence of writers whose work was under threat of being suppressed for blasphemy or obscenity.
The exhibition is free and open Monday to Friday from 10:00am until 3:00pm.
You are invited to join us for an event based on the theme of the exhibition on 29 June 2018 at 6:00pm. There will be a drinks reception, and we will read extracts from the banned books.