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The End Of Obscenity

Author : Charles Rembar
ISBN : 9781504015677
Genre : Law
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Winner of the George Polk Award: Charles Rembar’s illuminating account of overturning America’s obscenity laws and protecting literature from censorship Up until the 1960s, depending on your state of residence, your copy of Henry Miller’s Tropic of Cancer might be seized by the US Postal Service before reaching your mailbox. Selling copies of Cleland’s Fanny Hill in your bookstore was considered illegal. Lady Chatterley’s Lover by D. H. Lawrence was, according to the American legal system, pornography with no redeeming social value. Today, these novels are celebrated for their literary and historic worth. The End of Obscenity is Charles Rembar’s account of successfully arguing the merits of such great works of literature in front of the Supreme Court. As the lead attorney on the case, he—with the support of a few brave publishers—changed the way Americans read and honor books, especially the controversial ones. Filled with insight from lawyers, justices, and the authors themselves, The End of Obscenity is a lively tour de force. Racy testimony and hilarious asides make Rembar’s memoir not only a page-turner but also an enlightening look at the American legal system.

Perspective

Author : Charles Rembar
ISBN : 9781504015653
Genre : Law
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Sixteen essays about the First Amendment from the man who changed the way America reads literature A lawyer, literary agent, and author, Charles Rembar never stopped fighting against the puritanical laws that prevented Americans from consuming controversial art. These so-called anti-obscenity laws prevented the sale and distribution of books that, at the time, were considered racy, salacious, or downright pornographic. During a time of great political and cultural upheaval, Rembar was instrumental in ushering in a significant change in how America views literature, and in maintaining the importance of our First Amendment rights. Perspective collects sixteen essays written between 1967 and 1974, each primarily concerned with the “scope and meaning” of the First Amendment. Divided into three sections, Perspective offers insight into the major “constitutional crises” of the time: freedom of expression, the right to a fair trial, and impeachment. Miles away from dry legalese, Rembar’s conversational, often humorous style makes this collection as enjoyable as it is informative. His thought-provoking essays—whether about the Watergate hearings, the trial of Dr. Spock, Bobby Seale’s imprisonment, or literary and artistic freedom—have never been more relevant than they are today.

Literature Suppressed On Sexual Grounds

Author : Dawn B. Sova
ISBN : 9780816071494
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Literature Suppressed on Sexual Grounds, Revised Edition examines the issues underlying the suppression of more than 100 works deemed sexually obscene. The entries new to this edition include America by Jon Stewart, Sex by Madonna, The Buffalo Tree by Adam Rapp, and many more. Also included are updates to entries such as Forever by Judy Blume, and more

Filthy Material

Author : Chris Forster
ISBN : 9780190840860
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Modernist literature is inextricable from the history of obscenity. The trials of figures like James Joyce, D. H. Lawrence, and Radclyffe Hall loom large in accounts twentieth century literature. Filthy Material: Modernism and The Media of Obscenity reveals the ways that debates about obscenity and literature were shaped by changes in the history of media. Judgments about obscenity, which hinged on understanding how texts were circulated and read, were often proxies for the changing place of literature in an age of new technological media. The emergence of film, photography, and new printing technologies shaped how literary value was understood, altering how obscenity was defined and which texts were considered obscene. Filthy Material rereads the history of obscenity in order to discover a history of technological media behind debates about moral corruption and sexual explicitness. The shift from the intense censorship of the early twentieth century to the effective 'end of obscenity' for literature at the middle of the century, it argues, is not simply a product of cultural liberalization but of a changing media ecology. Filthy Material brings together media theory and archival research to offer a fresh account of modernist obscenity and novel readings of works of modernist literature. It sheds new light on figures at the center of modernism's obscenity trials (such as Joyce and Lawrence), demonstrates the relevance of the discourse obscenity to understanding figures not typically associated with obscenity debates (like T. S. Eliot and Wyndham Lewis), and introduces new figures to our account of modernism (like Norah James and Jack Kahane). It reveals how modernist obscenity reflected a contest over the literary in the face of new media technologies.

The Law Of The Land

Author : Charles Rembar
ISBN : 9781504015660
Genre : Law
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National Book Award Finalist: “A learned, thoughtful, witty legal history for the layman” (The New Yorker). What do the thoughts of a ravenous tiger have to do with the evolution of America’s legal system? How do the works of Jane Austen and Ludwig van Beethoven relate to corporal punishment? In The Law of the Land, Charles Rembar examines these and many other topics, illustrating the surprisingly entertaining history of US law. Best known for his passionate efforts to protect literature, including Lady Chatterley’s Lover, from censorship laws, Rembar offers an exciting look at the democratic judicial system that will appeal to lawyers and laymen alike. From the dark days of medieval England, when legal disputes were settled by duel, through recent paradigm shifts in the interpretation and application of the legal code, The Law of the Land is a compelling and informative history of the rules and regulations we so often take for granted.

The Reader S Adviser

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ISBN : UOM:39015011594747
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Harvard Studies In Comparative Literature

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ISBN : UCLA:31158000634930
Genre : Comparative literature
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The Quiet Campaigner

Author : Elinor C. Hartshorn
ISBN : IND:30000061642868
Genre : African American legislators
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Publishers Weekly

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105020007980
Genre : American literature
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The New York Times Book Review

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ISBN : UOM:39015079608439
Genre : American literature
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