Girls Lean Back Everywhere: The Law of Obscenity and the Assault on Genius
De Grazia, the attorney who argued and won the Tropic of Cancer case before the Supreme Court, offers a narrative history of censorship--from the jailing of Emile Zola's English publisher through the suppression of Joyce's Ulysses, down to recent attempts to obstruct works by Miller, Burroughs, Nabokov, and Mapplethorpe.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Bill_Peschel - LibraryThing
Full of fascinating information about obscenity laws, pointing out how they're inconsistently (and sometimes illegally) applied, and how authors and publishers fought back and sometimes lost. Well worth the time to read. Read full review
GIRLS LEAN BACK EVERYWHERE: The Law of Obscenity and the Assault on GeniusUser Review - Kirkus
A verbose and sprawling, yet well-researched and compelling, narrative history of how literary iconoclasts have run afoul of censors in America. For more than 80 years, beginning with the so-called ... Read full review