Books: The Lady's Not for Mailing

Neither critical opinion, nor press censure, nor threat of legal action, nor the embarrassment of looking a little stuffy last week stayed Postmaster General Arthur E. Summerfield from swiftly reaching a foregone conclusion: The unexpurgated edition of D. H. Lawrence's Lady Chatterley's Lover is "an obscene and filthy work," and may not be sent through the U.S. mails. He thus continued a 30-year ban, and backed up New York Post Office operatives who vigilantly followed the old ruling last month by seizing 164 copies.

Manhattan's Grove Press marshaled Critics Alfred Kazin and Malcolm...

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