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Bentley’s Play Banned

To the Editors:

Your readers may be interested in the following letter which was sent on February 1, 1978, to the Minister of Justice of the Republic of South Africa.

Dear Mr. Kruger:

American P.E.N., representing 1500 members, finds the Publications Appeal Board’s decision to ban Eric Bentley’s play “Are You Now or Have You Ever Been” a gross violation of the right to freedom of expression and urges removal of this ban immediately.

We also deplore arbitrary censorship in any form.

Richard Howard, President
Dore Ashton, Chairman
Freedom-To-Write Committee
156 Fifth Avenue
New York City 10010

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