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Synonyms for bowdlerizer

a person who edits a text by removing obscene or offensive words or passages

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(1) E incluso se han acunado en la lengua inglesa los sustantivos derivados bowdlerization y bowdlerizer para significar 'censura' y 'censor', respectivamente.
He branded Sophia the "bowdlerizer" of Nathaniel's journals, condemning what he termed the "prudishness or false delicacy" that led to the changing of words like "bellies" to "paunches," and "dung" to "excrement," and "the artificial taste and cultivation" that led to the substitution of "ill" for "sick" and "drinking" for "swilling" (xv, xvi).
Waverly Root) who "swiped Roth's lists of subscribers, tried to use it as a means of founding a theatre for the presentation of obscene plays, and was compelled to flee from the United States postal inspectors to Paris where he denounced Roth both as a pirate and bowdlerizer of Joyce's work." The international protest against Roth that soon followed was also Root's doing, it seems, and the protest Wildly overstated the public animus against Roth: "The good names were taken from a directory of authors which was so old that many of the authors had been dead quite a while before they were supposed to be signing" (82).
We might, moreover, hold this Sophia in our minds as we contemplate the figure of Sophia Hawthorne that has emerged from the history of Hawthorne scholarship, finding a place for the writer of these letters among other images: the censorious Victorian bowdlerizer conjured by the editors of the Centenary Edition; the embattled veteran of the middleclass marriage wars imagined in T.
But unfortunately for Sophia, the image he drew of her in his "Introduction" to The American Notebooks (1932) stuck like glue: she was the madwoman with the scissors, the bowdlerizer of the author's journals, motivated by Victorian principles against which twentieth-century readers chafed.