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  • Stolzi
    ... From: Berni Phillips ... Am I correct in thinking that a scholar, who had a good reason, could obtain dispensation to read a
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      From: "Berni Phillips" <bernip@...>



      > From: "John D Rateliff" <sacnoth@...>
      >
      >> Does anyone have a good feel for
      >> how strictly twentieth century Catholics, particularly in England,
      >> took this prohibition? Were most even aware of which books were and
      >> were not on the list (e.g., would even a reasonably well-informed
      >> Catholic know he could read Tristan Shandy but not A Sentimental
      >> Journey)? Any insights much appreciated.
      >
      > I'm not a Tolkien expert (although my husband is), but I would assume
      > that Tolkien did not read banned books.

      Am I correct in thinking that a scholar, who had a good reason, could obtain
      dispensation to read a banned book?

      I suspect that Miss Flannery O'Connor read plenty of books on the Index, but
      she was in another country and a later generation, though a devout Catholic.

      Diamond Proudbrook
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