Girls Lean Back Everywhere: The Law of Obscenity and the Assault on Genius
From Ulysses and Lolita to Lenny Bruce and 2 Live Crew, defense attorney de Grazia weaves provocative and sometimes appalling case histories into an incisive look at obscenity: what it is, who defines it, and whether it is possible to ban even its most troubling instances without unraveling the fabric of democracy.
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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 - Not Available - Book Verdict
De Grazia ( Censorship Landmarks , LJ 2/15/70; Banned Films , LJ 11/15/82), a renowned defender of First Amendment rights, has written a comprehensive but very readable and thought-provoking history ... Read full review