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Synonyms for expurgation

the deletion of objectionable parts from a literary work

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She attributes the expurgation from printed editions of episodes that drew on elite cultural practices and ideals, such as Jean d'Arras's nostalgic reflection on the period when education in the arts and sciences was the exclusive domain of a privileged nobility, to printers' astute recognition that their audiences were rapidly expanding beyond the courtly elite to encompass a more diverse demographic.
They generally present the fight against the enemy as an expurgation, although there are dissenting programmes in a satirical tone (e.
I didn't need to carry this through to its logical conclusion (suicide's a good idea); the extreme expression, in the poems, of feelings I felt akin to was enough--pure catharsis, pure pity and terror, then expurgation.
If the three edited words that constitute the difference between the American and British editions of Sleeveless Errand marked the 9 10 9 10 border between legitimacy and obscenity, then the post-publication trajectory of the novel could be a matter of expurgation rather than suppression.
This is a pragmatic type of epistemology and it is neither a feminist expurgation of science, nor deconstructive approach at all costs.
Among the topics are Aristophanic expurgation and its phallacies, Greek epigram in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, anxiety and expurgation in the publication of Lucretius' De rerum natura, modifying Martial in 19th-century Britain, and sexual and scatological references in the Loeb Classical Library.
Latten's testimony prompted plaintiff to serve a Second Notice for Discovery and Inspection dated October 12, 2011 (the "Second Notice"), demanding production of, among other items, memoranda, business and personal files, diaries and computerized notes, "in full, without abbreviation or expurgation.
Its strident militancy has long since ensured its expurgation from the UCC repertoire.
Ronald Johnson, who published Radi Os, a creative expurgation of the text of Milton's Paradise Lost, is one.
I declare that among my mathematical, philological, humanist and various other books there are some that need expurgation either because of their praise of heretics or because of errors that ate incidental rather than being purposefully controversial or assumed [asumptados] and others that need the autor demnatus etc.
As she offered her arguments, Vasvari appropriately summarized the ways in which the study of the sexual riddle subgenre has been biased by academic qualms: "[double-entendre] riddles have often remained unrecognized by naive editors or they have been bowdlerized in a variety of ways, ranging from editorial silence or expurgation to an unacknowledged pruning of collections.
NewSouth Books insisted that the expurgation of "hurtful epithets" was done pre-emptively to protect the book from wider censorship (it has already been banned by several American school districts).
Although Richard does touch on this topic, the expurgation of the often sexually illicit content of the classics--Bulfinch's Mythology and Hawthorne's children's literature versions of Greek myth are prime examples of this expurgation--was an important issue that demands more analysis than is provided here.
Multi-volume publication was one way of ensuring that all texts fitted neatly between their pre-prepared covers; expurgation (whether on moral or on spatial grounds) was another.