Dr. Seuss is the latest author under fire for racist caricatures in his works. But we shouldn’t censor them just because of that.
(Full disclosure: we writers love the fact that we don’t have to pay for our words, but we get mighty upset if other people don’t pay for them. Here’s how it works.)
In the age of fanfiction, literary conspiracy theories and all the rest, do authors’ still have the final say in how their books should be interpreted?