Education: Flaubert v. Bundling

Novembre is the autobiography of Novelist Gustave Flaubert's adolescence, with special attention to his love affairs. Translated into English three years ago, it was passed by the Federal Censor but set upon by many a guardian of local morals. Last week a New York City court ruled that Novembre is not "objectionable literature," refused to ban it. Said Magistrate Jonah Goldstein: "The criterion of decency is fixed by time, place, geography and all the elements that make for a constantly changing world. . . . The practice of bundling, approved in Puritan days,...

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