1001 Books To Read Before You Die

A quest to read the classic books of the past, in the present, and save the written word along the way.

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The Diary of Anne Frank

- November 10 -

I went to the library the other day to pick up The Diary of Anne Frank, The Revised Critical Edition. I also picked up the 50th Anniversary “Definitive Edition” of Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl

I’ve never read these, but I grabbed these editions because they include critical essays (that I plan to read afterwards) and passages that were deleted or “cleaned up” when the original edition was released. Passages about her sexual desires, and less-than-great descriptions of her mother were all taken out. The new editions, which include the material, were challenged by a few schools in the United States, and banned (gasp!). 


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- October 28 -

Philological Library, Free University, Berlin 

Philological Library, Free University, Berlin 

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