Ab Bookman S Weekly

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Ab Bookman S Yearbook

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1945 1978

Author: Maria Witt
Editor: Walter de Gruyter
ISBN: 3110975076
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Bookleggers And Smuthounds

Author: Jay Gertzman
Editor: University of Pennsylvania Press
ISBN: 9780812217988
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Between the two world wars, at a time when both sexual repression and sexual curiosity were commonplace, New York was the center of the erotic literature trade in America. The market was large and contested, encompassing not just what might today be considered pornographic material but also sexually explicit fiction of authors such as James Joyce, Theodore Dreiser, and D.H. Lawrence; mail-order manuals; pulp romances; and "little dirty comics." Bookleggers and Smuthounds vividly brings to life this significant chapter in American publishing history, revealing the subtle, symbiotic relationship between the publishers of erotica and the moralists who attached them—and how the existence of both groups depended on the enduring appeal of prurience. By keeping intact the association of sex with obscenity and shameful silence, distributors of erotica simultaneously provided the antivice crusaders with a public enemy. Jay Gertzman offers unforgettable portrayals of the "pariah capitalists" who shaped the industry, and of the individuals, organizations, and government agencies that sought to control them. Among the most compelling personalities we meet are the notorious publisher Samuel Roth, "the Prometheus of the Unprintable," and his nemesis, John Sumner, head of the New York Society for the Suppression of Vice, a man aggressive in his pursuit of pornographers and in his quest for a morally united—and ethnically homogeneous—America.

Newsletter

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Library Archival Security

Author: Slade Richard Gandert
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The Many Facets Of Stephen King

Author: Michael R. Collings
Editor: Wildside Press LLC
ISBN: 0893709239
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A study of King's fiction, including a chapter on criticism and a chronology of King's works.

Wole Soyinka

Author: Henry Louis Gates
Editor: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313239373
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Music Theory From Zarlino To Schenker

Author: David Damschroder
Editor: Pendragon Press
ISBN: 9780918728999
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Annual Bibliography Of The History Of The Printed Book And Libraries

Author: Dept. of Special Collections of the Koninklijke Bibliotheek
Editor: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9781402016868
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The Annual Bibliography of the History of the Printed Book and Libraries aims at recording articles of scholarly value which relate to the history of the printed book, to the history of arts, crafts, techniques and equipment, and of the economic social and cultural environment, involved in its production, distribution, conservation and description.