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

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Vintage Books, 1993 - Law - 814 pages
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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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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

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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

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