Posted on November 2, 2020 at 2:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek
Today was quite the day in literary history in 1960.
Rabbit, Run by John Updike was published, while a jury in Britain declared that D.H. Lawrence’s Lady Chatterley’s Lover — a book written decades prior — was not obscene.
We have a few links to share, to mark the occasions.
And in between, we have Britannica's summary of the work and its legal travails.
Rabbit, Run may have been less obviously scandalous, but it too stirred up some controversy — the American Library Association includes it on its list of frequently challenged classics.
Nevertheless, the attention it drew its author was, on the whole, positive; it was a finalist for the 1961 National Book Award, and its review in the New York Times declared the author "a man to watch."
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