The Press: A Welcome to Ulysses

"A chaffering, all including most farraginous chronicle" is James Joyce's definition of his Ulysses, a book which many a critic considers the most important novel of its generation. Whether Ulysses is also "immoral and obscene" and therefore unfit for U. S. readers was the question which Manhattan's Federal Judge John M. Woolsey last week was ready to answer in the extraordinary case of "The U. S. vs. One Book Entitled Ulysses."

The U. S. Customs started the case in May, 1932 when it seized an unexpurgated copy sent to Publisher Bennett A. Cerf...

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