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Portrait of the author Camilla Collett taken from a photo from 1860. She wrote the first modern novel in Norwegian literature Click to enlarge"The District Governor's Daughters" published in 1854. The time had need for literature that could promote a debate on social problems. This book was issued anonymously. Click to enlargeIt addressed the problems of the time, problems like emotional and intellectual liberation of women and sexual equality.

Originally published in 1948, this powerful novel follows a U.S. Army infantry battalion in Europe through the last months of the Second World War—through the Battle of the Bulge, the Allied sweep across Germany, and the discovery of the Nazi death camps. Jacob Levy, a young soldier from St. Louis, has never given much thought to politics, world affairs, or his own Jewish heritage, but after the liberation of Dachau, he confronts the horror of the Holocaust and takes his own violent revenge.

‘The City and the Pillar' by revolutionary author Gore Vidal, was first published in 1948, long before the rise of the gay liberation movement. It became a cause celeb for being one of the first novels with a gay protagonist who wasn’t killed off at the end of the narrative as a consequence for being gay – how refreshing! The novel is wondrous for its unapologetically straightforward depiction of human diversity. | Vancouver Public Library | BiblioCommons

Originally published in 1973, the groundbreaking, uninhibited story of Isadora Wing and her desire to fly free caused a national sensation. In The New York Times, Henry Miller compared it to his own classic, Tropic of Cancer and predicted that "this book will make literary history..." It has sold more than 12-million copies. Now, after 30 years, the revolutionary novel known as Fear of Flying still stands as a timeless tale of self-discovery, liberation, and womanhood.

Fear of Flying: Erica Jong "Originally published in 1973, the ground-breaking, uninhibited story of Isadora Wing and her desire to fly free caused a national sensation - and sold more than 12 million copies. Now, after 30 years, the iconic novel still stands as a timeless tale of self-discovery, liberation, and womanhood."

Carol is Great but Not Groundbreaking

Carol is based on Patricia Highsmith’s novel The Price of Salt, published under a pseudonym in 1952. Written before the women’s liberation movement or Stonewall riots took place in the US, at a time which wasn’t great for being a woman or being gay, the novel was remarkable in its positive portrayal of lesbian love.

In WWII the US government partnered with publishers to distribute novels (many of them banned books) to liberated Europeans as a way to weaken fascist ideology. I'd like to think that my career in book publishing has helped in some way to create empathy and diminish bigotry in this country. On that note I hope you'll check out @weneeddiversebooks P.S. This photo is of a London bookstore bombed by the Germans in 1940.

In the new novel “Memoirs of a Tiger” (published by iUniverse), Ajit Arabindhan Muttucumaraswamy takes the reader on a journey through post-independent Sri Lanka, with the help of a child trapped in a changing world. With the passing of the Sinhala Only Act, a newly liberated Ceylon, later Sri Lanka, begins a reign of oppression that ushers in decades of civil war.

Dead Space 3 is attracting a lot of attention as of late, but as far as a plot goes, the game is still looking solid. To get fans ready, EA’s Visceral Games and Titan Books are set to publish a graphic novel by the name of Dead Space: Liberation, giving a bit more information on the narrative that will follow in Dead Space 3 and who exactly you will be partnered with.