Ruse fails to save book from Iran's censors

Lee Hadden pointed the way to A Guardian Piece Iran's strait-laced censors, who are not known for their tolerance of sexually risque literature, so a book called Memories of My Melancholy Whores was never likely to meet with their approval. But in their determination to get Gabriel García Márquez's highly acclaimed work into the bookshops, publishers hit on an audacious ruse: they sanitised its title.

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