Monday, 28 September 2015

Banned Books - Lady Chatterley’s Lover


Lady Chatterley’s Lover DH Lawrence   (1928)
Lawrence’s final hymn to sex as a holy, devotional rite. Brave, sometimes a bit silly now, but an important step in the loosening of corsets, both metaphorical and real. Beside the point, perhaps, but there is a lot of early conservationist writing. Banned widely for its sexual explicitness, with major trials in the sixties. Suddenly the prosecutors looked old, upper class and silly and the trials collapsed.

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