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The Trials of Portnoy: How Penguin Brought Down Australia's…
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For fans of Banned Book Week and champions of freedom of speech, a riveting read about the way a publisher changed censorship laws in Australia withPortnoy's Complaint. Until fifty years ago, books that might damage the morals of the Australian public were banned, seized, and burned. Bookstores were raided. Publishers were fined. Writers were charged, even jailed. In 1970, in great secrecy and at considerable risk, Penguin Books Australia resolved to publishPortnoy's Complaint--Philip Roth's frank, funny, and profane bestseller. The Trials of Portnoy draws on archival records and interviews to show how Penguin and a band of writers, booksellers, academics, and lawyers sought for the freedom to read what they wished, even through criminal charges, police raids, and trials.
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Classificació Decimal de Dewey (DDC)303.3760994 — Social sciences Social Sciences Social Processes Coordination and control ; Power Social norms Censorship
LCC (Clas. Bibl. Congrés EUA)
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