An Essay on Censorship

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An Essay on Censorship is a lengthy letter, in verse, by Anthony Burgess addressed to his fellow novelist Salman Rushdie. Published in the wake of the 1989 Iranian fatwa against Rushdie and the Bradford book-burnings that followed, Burgess's letter has been compared to the Essay on Man of Alexander Pope.[1]


  1. ^ Biswell, Andrew (January 25, 2003). "Artifice and Insemination". The Guardian. Retrieved June 11, 2017.