The Leonard Lopate Show: Open Phones

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In Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451, memorizing books was a defense against censorship. Leonard Lopate asked listeners to call in and share the book they would save by memorizing. Below is the list of books that listeners chose:

  • Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas Hunter S. Thomson
  • The Souls of Black Folk W.E.B. DuBois
  • To Kill a Mockingbird Harper Lee
  • A Handmaid's Tale Margaret Atwood
  • Johnnie Got His Gun Dalton Trumbo
  • The Gulag Archipelago Alexandr Solzhenitsyn
  • Dr. Faustus Christopher Marlowe
  • A Tree Grows in Brooklyn Betty Smith, Annie Dillard
  • The Complete Works of William Shakespeare
  • Things Fall Apart Chinua Achebe
  • Fahrenheit 451 Ray Bradbury
  • Stranger in a Strange Land Robert A. Heinlein
  • 3 Short Stories H.G. Wells
  • Crossing to Safety Wallace Stegner
  • The Old Man and the Sea Ernest Hemingway
  • Don Quixote Miguel de Cervantes
  • Homage to Catalonia George Orwell
  • Lucky Jim Kingsley Amis
  • The Bible
  • Complete Works of William Wordsworth
  • The Giving Tree Shel Silverstein