The Great Gatsby

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Artist: F. Scott Fitzgerald

Year: 1920’s

Date of Action:

Region: North America


Subject: Explicit Sexuality, Violence

Medium: Literature

Confronting Bodies:

Description of Artwork: "Originally rejected for magazine serialization in 1923 because of its unabashed depiction of adultery, 1987 from the Baptist College in Charleston, South Carolina, Removed from classroom settings.

1987: The 64 books in the third group, deemed to have a lot of vulgarity and the curse goddamn, were placed off-limits to classroom discussion. Those works included Shakespeare's Twelfth Night and Merchant of Venice, and the novels The Old Man and the Sea, Mister Roberts, Fahrenheit 451, The Great Gatsby, The Red Badge of Courage, and dozens of other classics.""

Also affected by comstock law (see second source).

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Source: https://www.nytimes.com/1987/05/15/us/florida-officials-yield-on-book-ban.html, http://www.wiki.ncac.org/Comstock_Law_Book_Banning_in_U.S.


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