Obscenity, Censorship and the Mails - I

Grazia, Edward De
January 1956
New Republic;1/23/56, Vol. 134 Issue 4, p16
The article focuses on books that are obscene and reasons of their seizure from the postal mails. A book called "Lysistrata," was branded obscene, seized from the mails, and freed only upon commencement of legal proceedings and a blaze of newspaper indignation. All but first-class mail may be inspected for obscenity by any mail clerk in any post office and by any mail carrier on any route. If any such person imagines the contents to be obscene, the contents will be refused, or if accepted, will not be delivered to the addressees.


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