Literature Suppressed on Sexual Grounds publisher: Facts On File year: 2006 pages: 350 language: English format: pdf
This was a really interesting read and a great resource. It's also fascinating to see how the definition of "obscene" has evolved through the past 200 years. This book presents the selected books in alphabetical order giving a synopsis and the history of it's "banning". I think I would have preferred an arrangement by date and country, perhaps even bundling some of the stories together, but that's just me.
Works discussed in this book
ALICE SERIES Phyllis Reynolds Naylor ALWAYS RUNNING—LA VIDA LOCA: GANG DAYS IN L.A. Luis T. Rodriguez AMERICA (THE BOOK): A CITIZEN'S GUIDE TO DEMOCRACY INACTION Jon Stewart, Ben Karlin, David Javerbaum AN AMERICAN TRAGEDY Theodore Dreiser THE ARABIAN NIGHTS, or THE THOUSAND AND ONE NIGHTS Sir Richard Burton, trans. THE ART OF LOVE (ARS AMATORIA) Ovid (Publius Ovidius Naso) BESSIE COTTER Wallace Smith THE BLUEST EYE Toni Morrison BOY James Hanley THE BUFFALO TREE Adam Rapp CANDIDE Voltaire (François Marie Arouet Voltaire) CANDY Maxwell Kenton THE CARPETBAGGERS Harold Robbins CASANOVA’S HOMECOMING (CASANOVA’S HEIMFAHRT) Arthur Schnitzler THE CHINESE ROOM Vivian Connell CHRISTINE Stephen King THE CLAN OF THE CAVE BEAR Jean Auel CONFESSIONS Jean-Jacques Rousseau THE DECAMERON Giovanni Boccaccio THE DEER PARK Norman Mailer THE DEVIL RIDES OUTSIDE John Howard Griffi n THE DIARY OF SAMUEL PEPYS Samuel Pepys DROLL STORIES Honoré de Balzac DUBLINERS James Joyce EAT ME Linda Jaivin FANNY HILL, OR MEMOIRS OF A WOMAN OF PLEASURE John Cleland THE FIFTEEN PLAGUES OF A MAIDENHEAD Anonymous FLOWERS FOR ALGERNON Daniel Keyes THE FLOWERS OF EVIL (LES FLEURS DU MAL) Charles Baudelaire FOREVER Judy Blume FOREVER AMBER Kathleen Winsor FROM HERE TO ETERNITY James Jones THE GENIUS Theodore Dreiser THE GILDED HEARSE Charles O. Gorham THE GINGER MAN J. P. Donleavy THE GOATS Brock Cole GOD’S LITTLE ACRE Erskine Caldwell THE GROUP Mary McCarthy HAGAR REVELLY Daniel Carson Goodman THE HANDMAID’S TALE Margaret Atwood THE HEPTAMERON (L’HEPTAMERON OU HISTOIRES DES AMANS FORTUNEZ) Marguerite d’Angoulême, Queen of Navarre THE HISTORY OF TOM JONES, A FOUNDLING Henry Fielding HOMO SAPIENS Stanley Przybyskzewski HOW TO MAKE LOVE LIKE A PORN STAR Jenna Jameson IF IT DIE André Gide ISLE OF PINES Henry Neville IT’S PERFECTLY NORMAL: CHANGING BODIES, GROWING UP, SEX, AND SEXUAL HEALTH Robbie H. Harris ANET MARCH Floyd Dell JUDE THE OBSCURE Thomas Hardy JURGEN: A COMEDY OF JUSTICE James Branch Cabell JUSTINE, OR THE MISFORTUNES OF VIRTUE JULIETTE, HER SISTER, OR THE PROSPERITIES OF VICE Marquis de Sade THE KAMA SUTRA OF VATSAYANA Sir Richard Burton, F. F. Arbuthnot, translators THE KREUTZER SONATA Leo Tolstoy LADIES IN THE PARLOR Jim Tully LADY CHATTERLEY’S LOVER D. H. Lawrence LA TERRE (THE EARTH) Émile Zola LOLITA Vladimir Nabokov THE LUSTFUL TURK Anonymous MADAME BOVARY Gustave Flaubert MADELEINE Anonymous MADEMOISELLE DE MAUPIN Théophile Gautier THE MAID OF ORLEANS (LA PUCELLE) François-Marie Arouet Voltaire MEMOIRES Giovanni Casanova de Seingalt MEMOIRS OF A YOUNG RAKEHELL Guillaume Apollinaire and many more
REMARKS: from book (Eat-me) Food and body parts are often compared. The fruits they eat are luscious, the men they devour are “succulent,” and their sexual activities are presented as a buffet Banned books are forbidden fruits of literature. Tempting and desirable
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