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An Irish Books Mule

By posted at 11:00 am on March 16, 2013 2

Anne Enright remarks on Irish censorship, and she recalls the time her own mother was used “as a books mule.”





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2 Responses to “An Irish Books Mule”

  1. Evelyn Walsh
    at 9:18 pm on March 16, 2013

    This conjures other memories of Irish censorship — most particularly my mother’s memory of going to see PSYCHO in Dublin with her future sister in law and a dear family friend who happens to be a priest. The movie was so slashed to ribbons by the censor that they could hardly follow the plot. My mother said that even censored, the movie was still terrifying.

  2. Nick Moran
    at 11:30 am on March 17, 2013

    I’m sure it was, Evelyn. Thanks for sharing!

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