Thursday, March 25, 2010
Obscene: For something to be "obscene" it must be shown that the average person, applying contemporary community standards and viewing the material as a whole, would find (1) that the work appeals predominantly to "prurient" interest; (2) that it depicts or describes sexual conduct in a patently offensive way; and (3) that it lacks serious literary, artistic, political or scientific value. (LectLaw.com)
For more on banned books, check out The Dangerous Pages Review.
Posted by Michele Emrath at 3:09 PM