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TheKidUpstairs
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#OnThisDay in 1959 a landmark decision was made in the NY Courts that would forever alter US obscenity laws. Earlier that year Grove Press sued the Post Office for confiscating copies of Lady Chatterley's Lover. Lawyer Charles Rembar successfully argued that social and literary merits of the work superceded the sexual content. Rembar would go on to successfully argue for overturning bans in Tropic of Cancer, Fanny Hill, and more. #HistoryGetsLIT

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swynn
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(2021)

Seventeen-year old Marty goes to London, escaping his religiously homophobic home life. His parents think he has a music scholarship but that's not exactly true -- still, with hard work and support from some new friends he just might make it anyway. That's the plan, until he falls in love. It's not my usual thing, but I found it sweet and affirming.

Texas rep Matt Krause wants it removed from school libraries.

Read #BannedBooks !

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swynn
Mosquitoes | William Faulkner
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Mehso-so

(1927) Faulkner's second novel is a satire aimed at the New Orleans art crowd, set on a yacht excursion on Lake Pontchartrain. It's un-Faulknerish and not one of his better works, but still: dude could write and the jokes are good.

Banned in Boston, apparently for a scene in which two women, one naked, lie in bed together and talk about being virgins. Really.

This was my #BookSpin for May. Thanks for hosting, @TheAromaofBooks !

#BannedBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 2mo
BkClubCare Stacked. LOL! 2mo
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VioletMoonBooks
Lady Chatterley's Lover | Lawrence, D. H.
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"Lawrence's frank portrayal of an extramarital affair and the explicit sexual explorations of it's central characters caused this controversial book, now considered a masterpiece, to be banned as pornography until 1960."
#LadyChatterleysLover #DHLawrence #Classics #Fiction #Romance #Literature #Novels #BannedBooks #Erotica #BritishLiterature #HistoricalFiction #book #books #bookish #bookishlife #bookishfeature #bookishfeatures #booksoflitsy ???

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swynn
Lesson in Vengeance | Victoria Lee
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(2021) It's YA dark academia, about a student at an elite prep school with witches in its history. Lots to like here, with interesting characters, an unreliable narrator, and a plot that's twisty without being eyerolly.

Thanks to Texas legislator Matt Krause for bringing it to my attention by saying it should be banned from school libraries. Your priorities are screwy Mr Krause but your, um, recommended reading list ain't half bad. #BannedBooks

kwmg40 Some of my favourite books frequently get banned and it's nice that the bans just give them a bigger audience. I love that Margaret Atwood is currently auctioning an unburnable copy of The Handmaid's Tale. 2mo
swynn @kwmg40 May all attempted book bans be advertisements! 2mo
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VioletMoonBooks
Suggested Reading | Dave Connis
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WJCintron WOW!! This is crazy and infuriating! I just signed the petition. ❤🙏 Thanks for sharing! I'll share on my social media platforms! 3mo
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Political Resistance in the Current Age | Duchess Harris, Myra Faye Turner
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(2021) Last one (today) I promise. Here's another from the list that Matt Krause wants banned from libraries. It's a notably even-handed discussion of recent political resistance movements, for an elementary-school audience. By "even-handed" I mean it includes impartial background on protests across the political spectrum, from the Women's March and protests against the Iraq War, to the Tea Party and protests against the ACA.

Read #BannedBooks

Readergrrl I‘d like to say that I‘m astonished by this, but I‘m not. I fear deeply for the next generation. 3mo
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swynn
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Here's another from the Krause list of books too dangerous for libraries. It has two parts: first, a message with bold layout explaining that there exist black authors, artists, athletes, and more, and that their lives have mattered and continue to matter; then, a collection of biographical sketches of 116 black historical figures. Dangerous stuff.

Just saying: Read #BannedBooks

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swynn
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(2021) I'm not in the target audience, but I picked it up because it's on the list of books that Texas legislator Matt Krause wants to remove from libraries. What's so offensive about it? Well, there's ....

I mean, read #BannedBooks, y'all.