Literature, with the naughty bits

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

An anniversary related to a different sort of moon

This morning, the New York Times published an excellent description of the legal arguments for and against the censorship of Lady Chatterley's Lover. Fifty years ago, the Supreme Court's decision stripped the U.S. Post Office of the right to refuse to mail content it deemed obscene--a practice that had previously resulted in books such as Ulysses being shipped in dust jackets bearing different titles and bylines. Amazon ought to be grateful.

Pardon the recent lack of posts. I've been working on a book that, I trust, will meet with strenuous parental opposition, if not outright censorship. But I should be back soon.