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Margaret Laurence speaks out against censorship

Margaret Laurence was one of Canada's most esteemed and beloved writers. She is best known for her Manawaka novels — The Stone Angel, A Jest of God, The Fire Dwellers and The Diviners — which are considered classics of Canadian literature. Yet few know the facts of Laurence's extraordinary and sometimes difficult life.

Laurence speaks out against the censorship of her books in high schools. She talks about the importance of a "skilled" reading.

Medium: Television
Program: Midday
Broadcast Date: Jan. 25, 1985
Guest(s): Margaret Laurence
Host: Valerie Pringle
Duration: 3:01

Last updated: June 11, 2013

Page consulted on December 6, 2013

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