An Irish Books Mule

March 16, 2013 | 2

Anne Enright remarks on Irish censorship, and she recalls the time her own mother was used “as a books mule.”

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  1. This conjures other memories of Irish censorship — most particularly my mother’s memory of going to see PSYCHO in Dublin with her future sister in law and a dear family friend who happens to be a priest. The movie was so slashed to ribbons by the censor that they could hardly follow the plot. My mother said that even censored, the movie was still terrifying.

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