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Posted December 19, 1999
Interesting Story of the Jewish Presence in the Erotica Business
The author tackles the question of why people who distributed books which were banned or criticized as pornograph were often Jewish. He has done his homework, digging up prominent examples, and makes comparisons between the other kinds of dirty jobs immigrants and their sons did, and the publishing and selling of smut. Sometimes, this 'smut' was great literature; sometimes it was just plain curious and brought in good money during the depression. You get to know some of these men pretty well. You do not like them much, maybe, but you do understand. The author does a good job of explainig the career of the most famous of these publishers, a very complex and haunted man you diskike, but feel sorry for too.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.