biblioclasm

biblioclasm

the destruction of books, especially the Bible. — biblioclast, n.
See also: Bible
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BIBLIOCLASM is both conceptually and imaginatively open-ended.
The act of government-sponsored biblioclasm took place again in 1983 when the under-repair building of the library was attacked by the paramilitary forces during 'Black July,' a month-long period of bloodshed, violent riots and anti-Tamil pogrom, which occurred throughout the island.
The Qur'anic biblioclasm on London stage was bizarre.
Her reading of book 2 of Spenser's Faerie Queene focuses not on the Bower of Bliss and its iconoclasm, but on the library of Eumnestes and the biblioclasm that haunts the post-Reformation construction of libraries and systems of memorialization.
They meet on a regular basis, adopt twee literary pseudonyms (Gandalf, Offred, Queequeg), hold trials of books that any member abominates (called "montages" to recall the protagonist in Fahrenheit 451), then burn a token copy of those titles unanimously condemned in what Aubrey describes as "an incendiary biblioclasm of soul-soothing proportions.
In such sculptural reassemblages, aesthetic power issues from the book's depotentiation as text--and hence from the scandal of biblioclasm that these works at once enact, invert, and transcend.
Burning Books And Leveling Libraries especially focuses upon incidents of biblioclasm in the late 20th and earth 21st century.
She first looks at the use of biblioclasm as a tactic of political or ethnic protest at the local level.