“A welcome and profound reassessment not only of American censorship issues, Literary Obscenities: U.S. Case Law and Naturalism after Modernism joins the current rethinking of modernist studies, particularly in terms of the paperback revolution and its long-term cultural impact. This welcome addition to the ongoing discourse in legal studies, book history, cultural studies, and the philosophy of modernism is cause for celebration. Bachman’s well-researched, acutely insightful, accessibly written study will take its place alongside Marjorie Heins’s Not in Front of the Children as a staple in university courses.” —S. E. Gontarski, Robert O. Lawton Distinguished Professor of English, Florida State University
Reviewed in Criminal Law & Criminal Justice Books, American Literary History, and American Literature.