From The Art and Popular Culture Encyclopedia
The Index Librorum Prohibitorum
("List of Prohibited Books
") is a list of publications which the Catholic Church censored
for being a danger
to itself and the faith of its members. The various editions
also contain the rules of the Church relating to the reading, selling and censorship of books. The aim of the list was to prevent the reading of immoral
books or works containing theological
errors and to prevent the corruption
of the faithful.
- censorship, hidden, illegal, illicit, secret
Clandestine is an adjective meaning that its reference is something secret or guerrilla in nature, such as certain activities executed by spies.
In 1843 famed critic Sainte-Beuve wrote that Byron and Sade "are perhaps the two greatest inspirations of our moderns, the first openly and visibly, the second clandestinely, but not very more....