Authors Whose Books Were Burned (some of these are artists, too ...)
Abelard, Peter (forced to burn his own book in Soissons, France, 1121. The provincial synod condemned his teachings. After he burned his book, he was shut up inside
the convent of
St. Medard.)

Amado, Jorge (In 1937, the dictatorial regime of Getulio Vargas in Brazil ordered the public burnings of the novels O País do Carnaval, Cacau, and Mar Morto by
Amado, who was at the time an active member of the Brazilian Communist Party.)

Anaya, Rudolfo A. (Bless Me, Ultima was burned because of "pagan content" and profanity.)

Asch, Sholem (all of his works published before 1933 -- including Motke the Thief and Uncle Moses were burned in Nazi fires.)

Asturias, Miguel Angel (El Senor Presidente; The Green Pope)

Barbusse, Henri (The Executioners and 150 Millionen were burned in Nazi fires.)

Baum, Vicki (all of her works published before May 1933 were burned in Nazi fires.)

Bebel, August (all of his works were burned in Nazi fires.)

Bernhard, Georg

Boccaccio, Giovanni
(in 1497, followers of the Italian priest Girolamo Savonarola collected and publicly burned pornography, lewd pictures, pagan books, gaming
tables, cosmetics, copies of Boccaccio's
Decameron, and all of the works of Ovid that could be found in Florence, Italy.)

Bower, William C. (The Living Bible)

Bowling, Mimi (Becoming Visible: An Illustrated History of Lesbian and Gay Life in the 20th Century)

Bradbury, Ray (Fahrenheit 451)

Braille, Louis (in 1842, officials at the school for the blind in Paris, France were ordered by its new director, Armand Dafau to burn books written in Braille.)

Brecht, Bertolt (all of his works published before May 1933 -- including Drums in the Night -- were burned in Nazi fires.)

Brod, Max (all of his works were burned in Nazi fires except for The Redemption of Tycho Brahe.)

Chagall, Marc (artist) (Monographs About Chagall burned in Nazi fires.)

Chbosky, Stephen (The Perks of Being a Wallflower)

Confucius  (The first ruler of the Chin Dynasty ordered all books relating to the teachings of Confucius burned. Oh, and he had hundreds of followers of Confucius buried
alive [
250 BC]. When the books and scholars were burned, a single copy of the sage's works was saved in the state library.)

Coudenhove-Kalergi, Richard Nikolaus (all of his works published before May 1933 were burned in Nazi fires.)

Dante Alighieri (The Inferno)

Dix, Otto (artist) (The War, Etchings and The Trench were burned in Nazi fires.)

Dos Passos, John (all works published before May 1933 -- including One Man's Initiation: 1917 and Three Soldiers -- were burned in Nazi fires.)

Dreiser, Theodore (all works published before May 1933 -- including Sister Carrie -- were burned in Nazi fires; burned in Warsaw, Indiana, as ordered by the city's
trustees.)

Engels, Friedrich (all works published before May 1933 -- including The Condition of the Working Class in England and Principles of Communism [with Karl
Marx
] were burned in Nazi fires.)

Fabra, Pompeu (in 1939, shortly after the surrendering of Barcelona, Franco's fascists troupes burned his entire library while shouting "Abajo la inteligencia!" [Down with
the intelligence!].)

Feuchtwanger, Lion (all works published before May 1933 -- including Success and Jud Süüss -- were burned in Nazi fires.)

Fielding, Henry (A History of Tom Jones)

Fischer, Louis (Oil Imperialism: The International Struggle for Petroleum burned in Nazi fires.)

Flynn, Dan (On September 7, 2000, Flynn spoke at the University of California-Berkeley to promote his book Cop Killer: How Mumia-Abu Jamal Conned Millions
Into Believing He Was Framed
. Protesters first shouted obscenities at Flynn, preventing him continuing to speak, and then they seized copies of his book and took them
outside to burn.)

Forster, Friedrich Wilhelm (all works published before May 1933 -- including The Deadly Disease of the German People -- were burned in Nazi fires.)

Freud, Sigmund (all works published before May 1933 were burned in Nazi fires.)

Garden, Nancy (at the Olathe East High School Annie On My Mind was removed; protesters burned copies of the book but the Kansas City, Missouri school district kept
the novel on the high school shelves.)

Gibran, Kahlil (The Prophet)

Glaeser, Ernst (all works published before May 1933 -- including Class of 1902 -- were burned in Nazi fires.)

Grosz, Georg (artist) (Marked Man and The Face of the Ruling Class were burned in Nazi fires.)

Hardy, Thomas (Jude the Obscure)

Hegemann, Werner (Unmasked History was burned in Nazi fires. This work was in good part shredded at the publisher when the Nazis came to power. The second
edition appeared one year later in
Prague.)

Heine, Heinrich (works burned in Nazi fires.) "Where they burn books, so too will they in the end burn Human Beings."

Hemingway, Ernest (all works published before May 1933 -- including A Farewell to Arms and The Complete Short Stories of Ernest Hemingway -- were burned in
Nazi fires.)

Hilferding, Rudolf (Financial Capital and The Fateful Hour of German Economic Policy were burned in Nazi fires.)

Hillquit, Morris (Socialism in Theory and Practice was burned in Nazi fires.)

Hobbes, Thomas (several of his books as well as those of other authors were burned at Oxford University in 1683.)

Hugo, Victor (Les Miserables)

Käästner, Erich (all works published before May 1933 -- except Emil and the Detectives -- were burned in Nazi fires.)

Kautsky, Karl (all works published before May 1933 -- except Bolshevism at a Deadlock -- were burned in Nazi fires.)

Keller, Helen (How I Became a Socialist was burned in Nazi fires.)

Kerr, Alfred (all works published before May 1933 -- including Caprichos were burned in Nazi fires.)

King, Stephen (every book ever written by him has been burned in protest -- including Bag of Bones, Black House, Carrie, Cell, Christine, Colorado Kid, Cujo, The
Dark Half
, The Dark Tower (series), Dead Zone, Delores Claiborne, Desperation, Different Seasons,  The Drawing of the Three, Dreamcatcher, The Eyes of the
Dragon
, Firestarter, Form a Buick 8, Four Past Midnight, Gerald's Game, The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon, The Green Mile, Insomnia, It, Lisey's Story, The
Long Walk
, Misery, Needful Things, Night Shift, Pet Sematary, ... )

Klee, Paul (artist) (Monographs About Klee was burned in Nazi fires.)

Lassalle, Ferdinand (all works published before May 1933 -- except Jury Speeches and Working Man's Program were burned in Nazi fires.)

Lenin, Vladimir (all works published before May 1933 -- except Left-Wing Communism, An Infantile Disorder: A Popular Essay in Marxian Strategy and Tactics
and The
Revolution of 1917 -- were burned in Nazi fires.)

Levine, Mark (Enola Gay)

Lindsey, Benjamin Barr (The Revolt of Modern Youth and The Companionate Marriage were burned in Nazi fires.)

London, Jack (The Iron Heel, The Jacket, and Martin Eden were burned in Nazi fires; Call of the Wild also burned.)

Ludwig, Emil (all works published before May 1933 were burned in Nazi fires.)

Luther, Martin (after the church burned his books, Luther burned the papal bull, copies of the canon law, and the papal constitutions, saying, "Since they have burned my
books, I burn theirs." He was excommunicated. When he was asked to recant, he said, "Should I recant at this point, I would open the door to more tyranny and impiety, and it
will be all the worse should it appear that I had done so at the instance of the
Holy Roman Empire." His translation of the Bible was burned in Germany in 1624 by order of the
pope.)

Luxembourg, Rosa (all works published before May 1933 -- including The Accumulation of Capital -- were burned in Nazi fires.)

Maimonides, Moses (Moses ben Maimon) (His book Guide for the Perplexed was burned at Montpelier, France in 1233.)

Mann, Heinrich (all works published before May 1933 were burned in Nazi fires.)

Mann, Klaus (son of Thomas Mann) (all works published before May 1933 were burned in Nazi fires, including The Pious Dance.)

Mann, Thomas (father of Klaus Mann) (The German Republic and An Appeal to Reason were burned in Nazi fires.)

Marx, Karl (all works -- including The Communist Manifesto -- were burned in Nazi fires.)

McGarry, Molly (Becoming Visible: An Illustrated History of Lesbian and Gay Life in the 20th Century)

Meidner, Ludwig (artist; poet) (Monographs About Meidner was burned in Nazi fires.)

Miczynski, Sebastian (Mirror of the Polish Crown was burned in the anti-Jewish riots in Cracaw; it was burned by Sigismund III Vasa.)
Oppenheimer, Franz (Social Problems and Socialism and The Basic Principles of a Marxian Society were burned in Nazi fires.)

Ossietzky, Carl von (various of his articles in Die Weltbüühne were burned in Nazi fires.)

Ovid (Publius Ovidius Naso) (in 1497, followers of the Italian priest Girolamo Savonarola collected and publicly burned pornography, lewd pictures, pagan books, gaming
tables, cosmetics, copies of Boccaccio's
Decameron, and all of the works of Ovid that could be found in Florence, Italy. The Art of Love was burned because it is a "sly
love manual.")

Pascal, Blaine (The Provincial Letters was ordered shredded and burned by King Louis XIV of France in 1660.)

Pinthus, Kurt (Dawn of Humanity: A Document of Expressionism was burned in Nazi fires.)

Popol Vuh, the Sacred Book of the Quiche Maya

Queen Margaret of Navarre (The Heptameron)

Rabelais, Francis (Gargantua and Pantagruel)

Rath, Sara (The Complete Pig)

Rathenau, Walter (all of his works were burned in Nazi fires.)

Reed, John (Ten Days That Shook the World was burned in Nazi fires.)

Reich, Wilhelm (Reich was prosecuted in 1954 for his use of orgone accumulators. A federal judge ordered all of his orgone energy equipment and publications to be
seized and destroyed. In
June 1956, Federal agents burned many of the books in Reich's estate in Maine, including The Mass Psychology of Fascism. Later that year,
and in
1960, an additional 6 tons of Reich's books, journals, and papers were burned in a public incinerator in New York.)

Remarque, Erich Maria (All works published before May 1933 -- including All Quiet on the Western Front -- were burned in Nazi fires.)

Rousseau, Jean Jacques (Confessions)

Rowling, J.K. (all of Rowling's books have been burned in protest, including Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets,
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix,  Harry Potter and the Half Blood
Prince
, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. Some burnings were directed by churches in Alamogordo, New Mexico, Charleston, South Carolina, and Cedar Rapids,
Iowa
, among others. In one county, the Fire Department would not allow the book to be burned, so instead the church leaders holding the burning -- Doug and Sonia Taylor --
held a "book cutting.")

Rushdie, Salman (His book The Satanic Verses provoked angry demonstrations and riots around the world. In England, book burnings were staged in Bolton and
Bradford. Five United Kingdom bookstores that sold the novel were bombed, and two bookstores in Berkeley, California were firebombed.)

Saadawi, Nawal El (The Hidden Face of Eve: Women in the Arab World)

Seghers, Anna (pseudonym of Netty Reiling Radvaanyi) (The Uprising of the Fisherman of Santa Barbara was burned in Nazi fires.)

Servetus, Michael (He made damaging theological statements in the course of a written debate with Calvin [the philosopher]. The Council of Geneva, after receiving the
advice of churches in four other
Swiss cities, convicted Servetus of antitrinitarianism and opposition to child baptism. Calvin asked that Servetus be mercifully beheaded.
The Council insisted he should be burned at the stake. Perishing in the flames, he is said to have cried out, "O
Jesus, Son of the Eternal God, have pity on me!"  Around his
waist were tied a large bundle of his own manuscripts and a thick octavo printed book, his
Christianismi Restitutio (Christianity Restored). A few months later Servetus
was again executed, this time in effigy, by the Catholic Inquisition in
France. Also burned, On the Errors of the Trinity.)

Shakespeare, William (all works burned over time, including Hamlet, King Lear, Macbeth, The Merchant of Venice,  )

Sinclair, Upton (The Brass Check, 100%: The Story of a Patriot, Boston: A Documentary Novel of the Sacco-Vanzetti Trial, Jimmie Higgins: A Story, The
Jungle
, Oil, The Profits of Religion: An Essay in Economic Interpretation, and Mammonart were burned in Nazi fires.)

Stalin, Josef (Foundations of Leninism and The Road to October were burned in Nazi fires.)

Steinbeck, John (The Grapes of Wrath was burned in St. Louis as ordered by the library's board of trustees.)

Talmud (a book, not an author) (burned by French King Louis IX at the initiation of Pope Gregory IX in 1243. Burned publicly in 1553 and 1568 in Italy.)

Tasso, Torquato (Jerusalem Delivered was burned in France in the 16th century for ideas subversive to the authority of kings.)

Toer, Pramoedya Ananta (Following the late 1960s establishment of Suharto's New Order in Indonesia, Toer was imprisoned and his entire library was burned,
including extensive materials which he had collected in research for a new book:
Child of All Nations,  Footsteps, and The Fugitive (Perburuan), The House of Glass, )

Tolkien, J.R.R. (Farmer Giles of Ham; The Fellowship of the Rings, Being the First Part of the Lord of the Rings; The Hobbit, Lord of the Rings, A Middle
English Vocabulary
,  )

Toller, Ernst (all works published before May 1933  were burned in Nazi fires.)

Trotsky, Leon (born Lev Davidovich Bronstein) (all works published before May 1933 were burned in Nazi fires.)

Tucholsky, Kurt (all works published before May 1933 were burned in Nazi fires.)

Tyndale, William (his English translation of the New Testament was burned in London by Cuthbert Tunstal, Bishop of London. He was captured, strangled, and burned
at the stake in
1536 by opponents of the movement to translate the Bible into the vernacular.)

Undset, Sigrid (all works published before May 1933 were burned in Nazi fires.)

Wasserman, Fred (Becoming Visible: An Illustrated History of Lesbian and Gay Life in the 20th Century)

Wassermann, Jakob (All works published before May 1933 -- including The Dark Pilgrimage and The World's Illusion -- were burned in Nazi fires.)

Wells, H.G. (The Outline of History burned in Nazi fires.)

Werfel, Franz (all works published before May 1933 -- except  The Man Who Conquered Death, The Pure in Heart, and Verdi: A Novel of the Opera -- were burned
in
Nazi fires.)

Williams, Roger (The Bloudy Tenent of Persecution)

Wolff, Theodor (Um Alles and editorials in Berliner Tageblatt were burned in Nazi fires.)

Wycliffe, John (his books were burned by the illiterate Prague archbishop Zbynnek Zajic z Háázmburka in the court of his palace in Lesser Town of Prague to hinder the
spread of
Jan Hus' teaching.)

Zweig, Arnold (all works published before May 1933 -- including The Case of Sergeant Grischa -- were burned in Nazi fires.)

Zweig, Stefan (all works published before May 1933 -- including Jeremias -- were burned in Nazi fires.)


Almost all religious writings have been burned in protest --