Sep 14, 2014 · Banned/Challenged Book: A Separate Peace A Separate Peace is a coming-of-age story that takes place in a New England boarding school during WWII. The story follows quiet Gene and his best friend, outgoing, popular Phineas, through their senior year.Author: Inkopelli. A Separate Peace is a coming-of-age novel by John Knowles, published in 1959.Based on his earlier short story "Phineas", published in the May 1956, issue of Cosmopolitan, it was Knowles's first published novel and became his best-known work. Set against the backdrop of World War II, A Separate Peace explores morality, patriotism, and loss of innocence through its narrator, Gene.Author: John Knowles.
Sep 25, 2009 · One of such books was entitled A Separate Peace by John Knowles. The book was challenged in several school systems including the first challenge in the Veron-Verona-Sherill, New York, school district (Notes on Book Banning). The book was originally challenged as being a “Filthy, trashy sex novel Author: Rtu. A Separate Peace, by John Knowles. Challenged in Vernon-Verona-Sherill, NY School District (1980) as a "filthy, trashy sex novel." Challenged at the Fannett-Metal High School in Shippensburg, PA (1985) because of its allegedly offensive language.
Sep 28, 2011 · Knowles wrote A Separate Peace in 1959 and it didn’t take long for it to find its way on to high school and college reading lists. It is, after all, a classic coming of age story that stills stands up in today’s world. But it is also a challenged novel. In 1980, the Vernon-Verona-Sherill, NY School District deemed it a "filthy, trashy sex Author: Alex Baugh. Has A Separate Peace Been Banned?. The short answer is no, it hasn't. But it is not that simple. A Separate Peace, a novel written in 1959 by John Knowles, has been considered a controversial text.
Sep 26, 2016 · (“The Catcher in the Rye” is “anti-white,” and under the cover boasting “filthy trashy sex novel” is John Knowles’ “A Separate Peace.”) The top 10 most-challenged books of Author: Michael Schaub. It’s been many years since I last read A Separate Peace, but I don’t recall it as having been particularly lurid, especially in light of when it was written. Was an 80’s characterization such as “a filthy, trashy sex novel” a veiled referenced to the alleged homoerotic overtones of the work?
Sep 27, 2011 · Reese Barnett reading A Separate Peace, by John Knowles for Banned Books Week. Challenged in Vernon-Verona-Sherill, NY School District (1980) as a "filthy, trashy sex novel." Challenged at the. Sep 25, 2013 · Book #35 on Summer of Banned Books ’13. Why: Challenged in New York (1980 – Vernon-Verona-Sherill school district, AGAIN, what’s up VVS?) as a “filthy, trashy sex novel.” Challenged in Pennsylvania (1985, Tennessee (1989), Illinois (1991), and North Carolina (1996) for offensive language/profanity. A Separate Peace is a lovely.