1st January 1965
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In 1965, Leitrim author John McGahern's second book 'The Dark' was banned by the Irish Board of Censorship. 

The reason given was that the piece was pornographic in nature, a judgement which McGahern disagreed with. 

Not only was his reputation affected, but he also lost his teaching job. 



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    Sunday 26th March 2023 05:03PM
  • It's unfortunate how censorship can impact both artists and educators alike. John McGahern's experience with his book 'The Dark' highlights the complexities of artistic expression and societal norms. Speaking of challenging situations, students grappling with ethical dilemmas might find resonance in shared stories. Take a look at this illuminating essay on ethical dilemmas faced by students: https://studymoose.com/free-essays/ethical-dilemma-you-have-faced Ethical Dilemma You Have Faced. It's crucial to explore diverse perspectives and navigate through moral complexities, just as McGahern did with his work.

    Monday 4th March 2024 09:04AM

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