burning of the books

burning of the books

(255–210 BC) The Qin dynasty attempt to destroy all literature in private hands except official records and some practical works.
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a kind of burning of the books as he attacks, as he declares real news as fake news, the law becomes fake news, everything becomes fake news" Writer John Le Carre on the US President.
The burning of the books, bonfires of them, throughout the land.
This burning of the books was one of the very first acts of the Nazis, carried out in May 1933, in order to destroy any book "which acts subversively on our future or strikes at the root of German thought.
A ministry deputy said that the burning of the books in a school playground is a "hideous crime" it added.
At least 28 people have been killed since the burning of the books emerged on Tuesday.
There is also a possibility to call on a massive burning of the books that are published by the ministry.
The Guardian reported that this year's shortlist is comprised of: The Sun-fish by Eilean Ni Chuilleanain; Continental Shelf by Fred D'Aguiar; Over by Jane Draycott; The Water Table by Philip Gross; Through the Square Window by Sinead Morrissey; One Secret Thing by Sharon Olds; Weeds & Wild Flowers by Alice Oswald; A Scattering by Christopher Reid; The Burning of the Books and Other Poems by George Szirtes; and West End Final by Hugo Williams.
He said he regretted the burning of the books, but called it a "commandment" to burn materials that urge Jews to convert.
The imperious Humboldt University is across the way with the site of the infamous Nazi burning of the books.
Indeed, the end of magic is dramatized in the burning of the books of magic (which will have included magical papyri, complete with spells, incantations, and charms), said to have an enormous monetary value (Acts 19:17-20).
The thin wisps of smoke rising from small piles of cherished volumes contrast with the Legendary fires that rose from the destruction of the Library at Alexandria, or the burning of the books the ancient prophetess, the Cumaen Sibyl, sold to Tarquin, forecasting the future of Rome.