BRASÍLIA – The government of Santa Catarina has drawn up a list of books that should be banned from schools in the state. The list of banned works includes a best seller by Stephen King, ‘It’, and Anthony Burgess’ futuristic work ‘A Clockwork Orange’, which gave rise to the film of the same name by filmmaker Stanley Kubrick.
The list of prohibited also includes ‘The Devil’s Diary: The secrets of Alfred Rosenberg, Nazism’s greatest intellectual’, which narrates details about Adolf Hitler and the Third Reich. The titles ‘The 13 Whys’, which revolves around the consequences of suicide, and ‘The Chemistry Between Us’, which talks about love and sex from the perspectives of psychology and neuroscience, were also censored by the Department of Education of Santa Catherine.
The government of Santa Catarina distributed a circular letter this Tuesday, 7th, ordering the removal of books from the state education network. In total, nine books were listed. Check out the titles:
> The chemistry between us (Larry Young and Brian Alexander)
> Satanic Heart (William Hjortsberg)
> Donie Darko (Richard Kelly)
> Ed Lorraine Warren: demonologists – supernatural archive (Gerald Brittle)
> Exorcism (Thomas B. Allen)
> It: The thing (Stephen King)
> A Clockwork Orange (Anthony Burgess)
> The 13 Whys (Jay Ascher)
> The Devil’s Diary: The Secrets of Alfred Rosenberg, Nazism’s Greatest Intellectual (Robert K. Wittman and David Kinney)
“We have determined that the works listed be removed from circulation and stored in a location not accessible to the school community. We will soon send new guidelines”, says the letter. The document is signed by the regional Education supervisor, Waldemar Ronssem Júnior, and the Regional Education integrator, Anelise dos Santos de Medeiros.
When contacted on Wednesday night, the 8th, the Department of Education did not respond.