Literature Suppressed on Sexual Grounds / Edition 3

Literature Suppressed on Sexual Grounds / Edition 3

by Dawn B. Sova
     
 

ISBN-10: 0816082294

ISBN-13: 9780816082292

Pub. Date: 05/01/2011

Publisher: Facts on File, Incorporated

When Tolstoy's The Kreutzer Sonata was banned from distribution through the mail (except for first class) in 1890, New York street vendors began selling it from pushcarts carrying large signs reading "Suppressed!" In 1961, the United States Supreme Court pondered whether D. H. Lawrence's Lady Chatterley's Lover was lewd or literary. By 1969, the novel was required

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Overview

When Tolstoy's The Kreutzer Sonata was banned from distribution through the mail (except for first class) in 1890, New York street vendors began selling it from pushcarts carrying large signs reading "Suppressed!" In 1961, the United States Supreme Court pondered whether D. H. Lawrence's Lady Chatterley's Lover was lewd or literary. By 1969, the novel was required reading in many college literature courses. Changing sexual mores have moved many formerly forbidden books out of locked cabinets and into libraries and classrooms.

Literature Suppressed on Sexual Grounds, Third Edition examines the issues underlying the suppression of more than 120 works deemed sexually obscene.

New and revised entries include

America: The Book (Jon Stewart)

An American Tragedy (Theodore Dreiser)

The Arabian Nights (Sir Richard Burton, trans.)

The Art of Love (Ovid)

Forever (Judy Blume)

Gossip Girl series (Cecily von Ziegesar)

How the García Girls Lost Their Accents (Julia Alvarez)

Lady Chatterley's Lover (D. H. Lawrence)

Lolita (Vladimir Nabokov)

Rabbit Run (John Updike)

Snow Falling on Cedars (David Guterson)

Song of Solomon (Toni Morrison)

This Boy's Life (Tobias Wolff)

Ulysses (James Joyce)

and more

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780816082292
Publisher:
Facts on File, Incorporated
Publication date:
05/01/2011
Series:
Banned Bks.
Pages:
448
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.10(d)
Age Range:
15 - 14 Years

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vii

Preface Ken Wachsberger ix

Introduction xiii

Works Discussed in This Volume xvii

Literature Suppressed on Sexual Grounds 1

Biographical Profiles 339

Bibliography 361

Works Discussed in the Other Volumes of This Series 377

Index 403

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