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Four cases of literary censorship

Philip Malcolm Waller Thody

Four cases of literary censorship

an inaugural lecture (27 November 1967).

by Philip Malcolm Waller Thody

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Published by Leeds University Press in Leeds .
Written in English


Edition Notes

SeriesUniversity of Leeds. Inaugural lectures
ContributionsUniversity of Leeds.
The Physical Object
Pagination26p.,22cm
Number of Pages26
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL21539776M

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This page contains summaries of frequently cited First Amendment cases. Arranged by topic, they cover case law issued by a variety of courts: the Supreme Court of the United States, the Court of Appeals of different Federal circuits, the District Court of several Federal districts, as well as the highest court of several states and particular appellate courts of ies of frequently. The best books on Censorship recommended by Anthony Julius. As both a solicitor advocate and literary scholar, Anthony Julius occupies a privileged place to navigate complex interactions between literature and law. He picks the best books on censorship, including three novels subjected to their own censorship controversies.

  American Library Association (ALA) Office for Intellectual Freedom (OIF) Database of Frequently Challenged Books Banned in Australia: Federal Book Censorship – Edited by Marita Bullock and Nicole Moore. AustLit A database recording bans on literary titles by the Australian Literature Censorship Board under Customs : Nicole Moore.   The ALA maintains an interactive project, “Mapping Censorship,” that displays cases of book bans and challenges across the United States (and a few stray cases .


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But although there were federal anti-obscenity laws, censorship itself was not mandated by federal or state governments. The list is included in the Beacon for Freedom of Expression database with the gracious consent of the author.

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