Yeah, it seems that Roald Dahl is not going to be the only British author tol that its texts are going to be reissued, because as The Telegraph newspaper has published, the James Bond novels written by Ian Fleming are also going to be revised to eliminate their most offensive content.
On the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the publication of the first of the novels in the saga, Casino Royale, those responsible for the publication rights of the books The following message will be included in the new editions: “This book was written at a time when certain terms or attitudes that may now be considered offensive by readers were very common.”
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“In this edition a series of updates have been carried out, while trying to keep the texts more faithful to the original, understanding the period in which the novel is set”. Openly racist, what has mainly been eliminated is the way in which the author of the James Bond novels It had to refer to black people.
In one of the moments of book ‘Live and let die’ in which Bond enters a bar in Harlem before it could be read: “Bond could hear the audience panting and grunting like pigs at the trough”; whereas it has now been changed to: “Bond could feel the electrical tension in the room.”
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While in the world of literature, the James Bond books are reviewed, in the world of cinema, thehe fans of agent 007 keep wondering who will be the next actor toue is going to give life to the British spy. After the premiere of No Time to Die in 2021, Daniel Craig said goodbye to the saga in style, leaving the role free for the next one.
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