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Critical Essay by Marisa Anne Pagnattaro

SOURCE: Pagnattaro, Marisa Anne. “Carving a Literary Exception: The Obscenity Standard and Ulysses.Twentieth-Century Literature 47, no. 2 (summer 2001): 217-40.

In the following essay, Pagnattaro discusses the legal definitions of obscenity confronted by James Joyce's 1922 novel Ulysses when its publication was challenged by U.S. courts.

What did I tell you? raged Quinn. You're damned fools trying to get away with such a thing as “Ulysses” in this puritan-ridden country. … I don't think that anything can be done. I'll fight for you, but it's a lost cause. You're idiots, both of you. … You haven't an ounce of sense.

—Margaret Anderson, My Thirty Years' War (215)

As it turns out, great patron of the arts and prima donna...

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