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Vladimir Nabokov

Banned in Bel Air

Banned in Bel Air

When a book flies off the shelves by the millions within a month of publication and zooms to the top of the New York Times best-seller list, it's safe to assume that whatever its literary merit (or lack thereof), it probably is not a good candidate for censorship. When a title is "hot," so to speak, everybody wants to read it. For better or worse, that seems to be the case with British author E.L. James' "Fifty Shades of Grey," which reviewers describe as a steamy tale of kinky sex that makes the usual exemplars of the bodice-ripping romance genre seem tame by comparison. Local libraries around the country have been scrambling to keep up with demand after...

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