Love and Death: A Study in Censorship

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Legman, Gershon
Published by Breaking Point [Osmond Beckwith], New York (1949)
ISBN 10: 087817012X ISBN 13: 9780878170128
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Book Description Breaking Point [Osmond Beckwith], New York, 1949. 1st edition. 8vo. 95 pp. The first edition of this pioneering monograph, which examines in Legman's superbly combative style the curious social anomaly which allows unhindered in art the most graphic expression of violence, whilst equally graphic descriptions of sexuality are suppressed. Legman at first experienced great difficulty in finding a publisher for this work, and to prove the point a list of the over forty publishers who rejected it is appended to the second edition, which was published in 1963 by Seymour Hacker. Extracts appeared prior to publication in Jay Landesman's periodical, Neurotica. There is a tradition that the wrappers of the first edition of "Love & Death" are coloured with a special red dye which stains the moist and clammy palms of those readers who become excited at the discussions concerning cruelty to women in literature. The cataloguer, having read "Love & Death" himself a number of times, cannot vouch for the truth of this. Original printed red wrappers. Some minor sunning and two small stains to wrappers, otherwise very good. Seller Inventory # 4265

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