Burning Books

Author(s): 
Fishburn, Matthew
ISBN: 
9780230553286
Date published: 
May 2008
Hardback
Price: 
£19.99

Book burning is one of the taboos of modernity, due in part to its association with the Nazi book fires. This event provides the focus for a study of the broader history of destroying a book by fire, arguing for a more complex and nuanced understanding of the uses of book burning in the literary culture of the Twentieth-century.