This week’s post is devoted to 13 absurd literary-related facts. Here goes:
In 1931 the governor of Hunan, China banned Alice in Wonderland because he believed animals should not be using human language.
None of the 3 best-known tales of the Arabian Nights are contained in the Arabian Nights. Aladdin, Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves, and the Seven Voyages of Sinbad the Sailor were all later additions.
Victor T. Cheney is the author of Castration: The Advantages and the Disadvantages.
Winnie-the-Pooh was banned from a Polish playground because ‘he’s a half-naked hermaphrodite.’
Danielle Steel is one of the world’s best-selling living authors. She has sold over 800 million books.
The Romance literary genre has 36 sub genres.
Dr. Seuss book Green Eggs and Ham uses only 50 different words.
Aristophanes’s play Assemblywoman contains the longest word in Greek. It is the name of a fictional food dish, and it has 171 letters. Here it is: Lopadotemachoselachogaleokranioleipsanodrimhypotrimmatosilphioparaomelitokatakechymenokichlepikossyphophattoperisteralektryonoptekephalliokigklopeleiolagoiosiraiobaphetraganopterygon.
ELIYZABETH YANNE STRONG-ANDERSON is the author of Birth Control Is Sinful in the Christian Marriages and Also Robbing God of Priesthood. Every letter in the book capitalised.
According to the American Library Association the Harry Potter series are the most frequently challenged books in America. Some religious parents argue that it promotes witchcraft.
In Russia Winnie-the-Pooh is on an official list of banned ‘extremist’ material. This is because a senior official was found to own a picture of Pooh clad in swastika-adorned clothes.
Punk Literature (related to punk subculture) has 13 established sub genres. They are: Cyberpunk, Steampunk, Dieselpunk, Biopunk, Bugpunk, Transistorpunk, Nanopunk, Decopunk, Atompunk, Teslapunk, Clockpunk, Splatterpunk & Mythpunk…
50 Shades of Grey is Britain’s best-selling book of all time.
A person who reads 50 Shades of Grey has no advantage over one who can’t read. — Author Guy Portman
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