Girls Lean Back Everywhere: The Law of Obscenity and the Assault on Genius

Front Cover
Vintage Books, 1993 - Law - 814 pages
1 Review
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."

What people are saying - Write a review

LibraryThing Review

User 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 Genius

User Review  - Jane Doe - 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

Other editions - View all

Bibliographic information