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Censorship Seated in Fear
Marked Draft of Cormier's Conference Talk on Fear
In this five-page artifact, Cormier has double-spaced, typed notes with numbered pages over which extensive cross-outs and penned revisions are evident. His thoughtfulness and engagement with this document speak to his commitment to articulating well and for a particular audience, his positions on censorship.
Final Draft of Cormier's Conference Talk on Fear
In his address given at New York University, Cormier opens by discussing the pervasive influence of fear on our culture. He then focuses on the widespread use of fear in young adult literature, in general, and not specifically on its use in his own works.
On Censorship, by Salman Rushdie, The New Yorker, May 2012.