I'm making a series of posts on (Bookish) Dutch because I like to learn about foreign languages and I hope you do too! September 21-27 is Banned Book Week, so this week's theme is 'Verboden Boeken' (Literally: Prohibited Books). I've used the ALA list of Banned/Challenged Classics (and I've only taken those which will include some guessing as to which book it is. For example: 1984 is also called 1984 in Dutch, as is Lolita.

 

Good luck and see how many you can guess. As always, the solution can be found in the spoilers...

 

De vanger in het graan

 

The Catcher in the Rye, by J.D. Salinger

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Muizen en mensen

 

Of Mice and Men, by John Steinbeck

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De druiven der gramschap

 

The Grapes of Wrath, by John Steinbeck

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En ze keken naar God

 

Their Eyes Were Watching God, by Zora Neale Hurston

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De roep der wildernis

 

The Call of the Wild, by Jack London

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In koelen bloede

 

In Cold Blood, by Truman Capote

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Naakte lunch

 

Naked Lunch, by William S. Burroughs

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Spaar de spotvogel

 

To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee

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Onzichtbare man

 

Invisible Man, by Ralph Ellison

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Zonen en minnaars

 

Sons and Lovers, by D.H. Lawrence

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De kreeftskeerkring

 

Tropic of Cancer, by Henry Miller

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De kleur paars

 

The Color Purple, by Alice Walker

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Hemelvaart van Solomon

 

Song of Solomon, by Toni Morrison

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De duivelsverzen

 

The Satanic Verses, by Salman Rushdie

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Verliefde vrouwen

 

Women in Love, by D.H. Lawrence

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Heerlijke nieuwe wereld

 

Brave New World, by Aldous Huxley

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Gejaagd door de wind

 

Gone with the Wind, by Margaret Mitchell

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Verkondig het op de bergen

 

Go Tell it on the Mountain, by James Baldwin

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Beminde

 

Beloved, by Toni Morrison

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Hazehart

 

Rabbit, Run, by John Updike

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Heer der vliegen

 

The Lord of the Flies, by William Golding

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En de zon gaat op

 

The Sun Also Rises, by Ernest Hemingway

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Afscheid van de wapenen

 

A Farewell to Arms, by Ernest Hemingway

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Voor wie de klok luidt

 

For Whom the Bell Tolls, by Ernest Hemingway

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Terwijl ik al heenging

 

As I Lay Dying, by William Faulkner

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En eentje zag ze vliegen

 

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, by Ken Kesey

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Slachthuis-vijf

 

Slaughterhouse-Five, by Kurt Vonnegut

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In de ban van de Ring

 

The Lord of the Rings, by J.R.R. Tolkien

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Helden zonder glorie

 

The Naked and the Dead, by Norman Mailer

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