By Catherine Asaro

The leaders of the Eubian empire and Skolian Imperialate have survived political intrigue, army coups and homicide makes an attempt as they labored to forge a peace treaty among their empires. Now comes the tough part--making the treaty a reality.

Assassins are poised on each side. Their challenge: cast off the leaders for the "crime" of striving to finish part a millennia of hatred among empires. and because the major gamers within the peace procedure try to navigate the Byzantine convolutions surrounding the negotiations, an explosive pop anthem, Carnelians Finale, sweeps throughout 3 civilizations, its message inflaming passions. The violence escalates and militaries on each side are referred to as forth. The desire: to maintain either empires alive lengthy adequate in order that their rulers may perhaps someway in attaining peace at last.

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The gulf between those who favour and those who oppose these things is growing wider and deeper. For myself, I am on the side of opposition. Nothing can make me believe another human being should have the power to prevent me from reading what I want or what I need to read" (Inside Memory, 315). In this chapter I will examine issues of censorship involving Findley's work first by looking at several incidents of exclusion or alteration that have befallen his writing, from rejection by publishers to the threat of a libel suit to removal of his books from schools.

Also, there may have been a sense that the novel, which resides on one's bookshelf and can be consulted again and again, is a more permanent and accessible record than a film. Profanity in a novel is there forever; profanity in a film flits across the mind of the viewer and is quickly supplanted by the next scene. Whatever the reason, the presence of profanity in the film makes its absence in the novel conspicuous, suggesting selfcensorship was at work in creation of the latter. In addition to suggesting self-censorship in the novel, the film version of The Wars itself displays several striking examples of Findley's 28 Censorship in Canadian Literature self-censorship.

Native interests" ... "rhetoric," etc. (14) In other words, many activities we generally call by other names constitute censorship. People who are silent out of fear ("fear-ship") are censoring themselves. A government agency that denies a grant 33 The Case against Censorship: Timothy Findley to a White writer in order to promote "Native interests" is also censoring. Findley probably presents this broad definition as a "hook" to interest the reader in his article (or the listener in his speech): it is radically different from what people think of as the "traditional" definition of censorship.

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