Evil Literature: Banned Books in Our Collection

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The Country Girls trilogyThe Evil Literature exhibition is focused on a selection of banned books in the collections of Dublin City Reading Room and Dublin City Archives, including the work of Edna O’Brien. 

The Country Girls Trilogy by Edna O’Brien, the book choice for Dublin: One City One Book Festival in 2019, was censored in Ireland. Edna subsequently became one of a number of active opponents to censorship and was involved in reforming the manner in which the Censorship of Publications Board operated from 1967.

Accompanying the exhibition is an artistic response by Dan Eames, a graduate from NCAD, to the banning of The Country Girls, which was awarded by the International Society for Typographic Design and The Design and Crafts Council of Ireland. It includes a printed book, a mobile app and a retroftted prie-dieu display

The exhibition is on display in the Dublin Room, Dublin City Library & Archive, 138-144 Pearse St, Dublin 2 from 4th April to end of May.

Opening Hours:

Monday to Thursday 10am to 8pm

Friday and Saturday: 10am to 5pm 

Admission: Free

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