Why was house of the spirits by Isabel Allende?

Also who banned it?when,where and why?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    I'm not sure it ever was banned, but I wouldn't be surprised if it had been banned in Chile at some stage. Allende's family were involved in politics before the 1973 coup that saw Pinochet come to power.

    Interestingly, it does appear on Wikipedia's list of the most commonly challenged or banned books in the USA. The three major reasons for challenging books are, in descending order, sexual explicitness, offensive language, and "unsuited to age group." Other reasons include occult themes, violence, promotion of homosexuality, promotion of a religious viewpoint, nudity, racism, presentation of sex education, and books considered "anti-family." God knows American conservatives can find some of that in ANY book if they look hard enough, so I guess Allende's offended someone somehow!


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