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The Trials of Portnoy (Paperback) Loot Price: R342
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The Trials of Portnoy (Paperback): Patrick Mullins

The Trials of Portnoy (Paperback)

Patrick Mullins

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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 with Portnoy'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 publish Portnoy'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.


Imprint: Scribe Publications
Country of origin: Australia
Release date: June 2020
Authors: Patrick Mullins
Dimensions: 232 x 154 x 25mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 352
ISBN-13: 978-1-925849-44-8
Categories: Books > Business & Economics > Industry & industrial studies > Media, information & communication industries > Publishing industry
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Social issues > Ethical issues & debates > Censorship
Books > Social sciences > Politics & government > Political control & freedoms > Human rights > Freedom of information & freedom of speech
Books > Law > Laws of other jurisdictions & general law > Constitutional & administrative law > Citizenship & nationality law > General
LSN: 1-925849-44-9
Barcode: 9781925849448

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