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Books on Trial from "Madame Bovary" to "Lolita" Elisabeth Ladenson. ——. Œuvres. 2 vols. Paris: Gallimard, 1936. ——. Madame Bovary: Plans et scenarios. Edited by Yvan Leclerc. Paris: Zulma, 1995. Forster, E. M. Maurice.

Author: Elisabeth Ladenson

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 9780801466410

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 304

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In Dirt for Art's Sake, Elisabeth Ladenson recounts the most visible of modern obscenity trials involving scandalous books and their authors. What, she asks, do these often-colorful legal histories have to tell us about the works themselves and about a changing cultural climate that first treated them as filth and later celebrated them as masterpieces? Ladenson's narrative starts with Madame Bovary (Flaubert was tried in France in 1857) and finishes with Fanny Hill (written in the eighteenth century, put on trial in the United States in 1966); she considers, along the way, Les Fleurs du Mal, Ulysses, The Well of Loneliness, Lady Chatterley's Lover, Tropic of Cancer, Lolita, and the works of the Marquis de Sade. Over the course of roughly a century, Ladenson finds, two ideas that had been circulating in the form of avant-garde heresy gradually became accepted as truisms, and eventually as grounds for legal defense. The first is captured in the formula ?art for art's sake??the notion that a work of art exists in a realm independent of conventional morality. The second is realism, vilified by its critics as ?dirt for dirt's sake.? In Ladenson's view, the truth of the matter is closer to ?dirt for art's sake??the idea that the work of art may legitimately include the representation of all aspects of life, including the unpleasant and the sordid. Ladenson also considers cinematic adaptations of these novels, among them Vincente Minnelli's Madame Bovary, Stanley Kubrick's Lolita and the 1997 remake directed by Adrian Lyne, and various attempts to translate de Sade's works and life into film, which faced similar censorship travails. Written with a keen awareness of ongoing debates about free speech, Dirt for Art's Sake traces the legal and social acceptance of controversial works with critical acumen and delightful wit.
2012-11-26 By Elisabeth Ladenson

2 Fashionable Crimes Gustave Flaubert wrote the following dedication to the first full-length edition of Madame Bovary: To ... see E Langdon, Dirt for Art's Sake: Books on Trial from Madame Bovary to Lolita (Cornell University Press, ...

Author: Ian Ward

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781782253693

Category: Law

Page: 160

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The Victorians worried about many things, prominent among their worries being the 'condition' of England and the 'question' of its women. Sex, Crime and Literature in Victorian England revisits these particular anxieties, concentrating more closely upon four 'crimes' which generated especial concern amongst contemporaries: adultery, bigamy, infanticide and prostitution. Each engaged questions of sexuality and its regulation, legal, moral and cultural, for which reason each attracted the considerable interest not just of lawyers and parliamentarians, but also novelists and poets and perhaps most importantly those who, in ever-larger numbers, liked to pass their leisure hours reading about sex and crime. Alongside statutes such as the 1857 Matrimonial Causes Act and the 1864 Contagious Diseases Act, Sex, Crime and Literature in Victorian England contemplates those texts which shaped Victorian attitudes towards England's 'condition' and the 'question' of its women: the novels of Dickens, Thackeray and Eliot, the works of sensationalists such as Ellen Wood and Mary Braddon, and the poetry of Gabriel and Christina Rossetti. Sex, Crime and Literature in Victorian England is a richly contextual commentary on a critical period in the evolution of modern legal and cultural attitudes to the relation of crime, sexuality and the family.
2014-11-01 By Ian Ward

( ii . 77 ) Throughout his review Baudelaire revels in the ironies of the situation , not least that his review should ... 1991 ) ; Elisabeth Ladenson , Dirt for Art's Sake : Books on Trial from ' Madame Bovary ' to ' Lolita ' ( Ithaca ...

Author: Roger Pearson

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780192655073

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 656

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This book offers the first comprehensive close reading in any language of the complete works of Charles Baudelaire (1821-1867). Taking full account of his critical writings on literature and the fine arts, it provides fresh readings of Les Fleurs du Mal and Le Spleen de Paris. It situates these works within the context of nineteenth-century French literature and culture and reassesses Baudelaire's reputation as the 'father' of modern poetry. Whereas he is traditionally considered to have rejected the public role of the writer as moralist, educator, and political leader and to have dedicated himself instead to the exclusive pursuit of beauty in art, this book contends not only that he rejected Art for Art's sake but that he saw in 'beauty'—defined not as an inherent quality but as an effect of harmony and rich conjecture—an alternative ethos with which to resist the tyrannies of ideology and conformism. Contrarian in his thinking and provocatively innovative in his poetic practice, Baudelaire fell foul of the law when six poems in Les Fleurs du Mal (1857) were banned for obscenity. In the second edition (1861), substantially recast and enlarged, the poet as alternative lawgiver made plainer still his resistance to the orthodoxies of his day. In a series of major critical articles he proclaimed the 'government of the imagination', while from 1855 until his death he developed an alternative literary form, the prose poem—a thing of beauty and an invitation to imagine the world afresh, to make our own rules.
2021-09-16 By Roger Pearson

... Dirt for Art's Sake: Books on Trial from Madame Bovary to Lolita (Ithaca and London, 2007), ch. 2. 15 In addition to taking poems from the different editions, the poems selected from the 1857 and 1861 editions appear in a different ...

Author: Kathryn Brown

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351546423

Category: Art

Page: 212

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Investigating the complex history of visual art?s engagement with literature, this collection demonstrates that the art of the book is a fully interdisciplinary and distinctly modern form. The essays in the collection develop new critical approaches to the analysis of twentieth-century bookworks and explore ways in which European writers and painters challenged the boundary between visual and linguistic expression in the content, production, and physical form of books. The Art Book Tradition in Twentieth-Century Europe offers a detailed examination of word-image relations in forms ranging from the livre d?artiste to personal diaries and almanacs. It analyzes innovative attempts to challenge familiar hierarchies between texts and images, to fuse different expressive media, and to reconceptualize traditional notions of ekphrasis. Giving consideration to the material qualities of books, the works discussed in this collection also test and celebrate the act of reading, while locating it in the context of other sensory experiences. Essays examine works by Dufy, Matisse, Beckett, Kandinsky, Braque, and Ponge, among other European artists and writers active during the twentieth century.
2017-07-05 By Kathryn Brown

2. Dominick LaCapra, “Two Trials,” in Denis Hollier, ed., Harvard History of French Literature (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University ... Elisabeth Ladenson, Dirt for Art's Sake: Books on Trial from “Madame Bovary” to “Lolita” (Ithaca, ...

Author: William Olmsted

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190238643

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 224

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In 1857 the trials of Flaubert and Baudelaire for offending against religion and public morality drew attention to the features we now associate with literary modernism; but instead of winning praise for their innovations they were indicted for "ideological crimes." With the passage of time the offenses have been forgotten and the innovations inserted into a triumphal narrative about the rise of modernism. Far from manifesting the autonomy proclaimed by modernism's defenders, though, Flaubert's and Baudelaire's works remain enmeshed in their socio-historical contexts. To that end, The Censorship Effect argues that the stylistic features that prompted the criminal indictment of Madame Bovary and Les Fleurs du Mal--Flaubert's free indirect style and Baudelaire's multiple poetic personae--were much more the products of an intense struggle with a culture of censorship than they were hallmarks of autonomous or autoreferential works of art. They exhibit signs of self-censorship and collaboration with a regime of ethical and political censorship that not only shaped their very composition but affected their reception and continues to operate in the field of literary criticism. Indeed, as William Olmsted compellingly demonstrates, French modernism begins and remains deeply embedded in a culture of censorship whose proprieties, both literary and social, Baudelaire and Flaubert nevertheless challenged and transgressed. Exploring the censorship effect as it played out for Baudelaire and Flaubert, from their trials to their monuments, The Censorship Effect recaptures some sense of their original anger as well as its ongoing suppression by new orthodoxies and reveals how the effect of censorship has implications beyond Flaubert and Baudelaire, beyond authors, but for us as readers too.
2016-01-07 By William Olmsted

Elisabeth Ladenson, Dirt for Art's Sake: Books on Trial from Madame Bovary to Lolita (Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 2007), 20. Edgar Allan Poe, The Works of Edgar Allan Poe (New York: W. J. Widdleton, 1871), 2:11.

Author: Yusef Waghid and Nuraan Davids

Publisher: International Institute of Islamic Thought (IIIT)



Page: 180

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The American Journal of Islamic Social Sciences (AJISS), established in 1984, is a quarterly, double blind peer-reviewed and interdisciplinary journal, published by the International Institute of Islamic Thought (IIIT), and distributed worldwide. The journal showcases a wide variety of scholarly research on all facets of Islam and the Muslim world including subjects such as anthropology, history, philosophy and metaphysics, politics, psychology, religious law, and traditional Islam.

French Cultural Studies, 25: 2 (2014), 121–39. Ladenson, Elisabeth. Dirt for Art's Sake: Books on Trial from Madame Bovary to Lolita (Ithaca and London: Cornell University Press, 2007). Landes, Joan B. 'Animal Subjects: Between Nature ...

Author: Kathryn Brown

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 9781501326851

Category: Art

Page: 392

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Throughout his career, Henri Matisse used imagery as a means of engaging critically with poetry and prose by a diverse range of authors. Kathryn Brown offers a groundbreaking account of Matisse's position in the literary cross-currents of 20th-century France and explores ways in which reading influenced the artist's work in a range of media. This study argues that the livre d'artiste became the privileged means by which Matisse enfolded literature into his own idiom and demonstrated the centrality of his aesthetic to modernist debates about authorship and creativity. By tracing the compositional and interpretive choices that Matisse made as a painter, print maker, and reader in the field of book production, this study offers a new theoretical account of visual art's capacity to function as a form of literary criticism and extends debates about the gendering of 20th-century bibliophilia. Brown also demonstrates the importance of Matisse's self-placement in relation to the French literary canon in the charged political climate of the Second World War and its aftermath. Through a combination of archival resources, art history, and literary criticism, this study offers a new interpretation of Matisse's artist's books and will be of interest to art historians, literary scholars, and researchers in book history and modernism.
2017-09-21 By Kathryn Brown

2 Vincent van Gogh, letter to Willemien van Gogh, Arles, November 1888, in Correspondance complète de Vincent van Gogh, ... Les Fleurs du mal in Dirt for Art's Sake: Books on Trial from 'Madame Bovary' to 'Lolita'(Ithaca, 2007), pp.

Author: Kathryn Brown

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351536653

Category: Art

Page: 254

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The first monograph to examine the depiction of reading women in French art of the early Third Republic, Women Readers in French Painting 1870-1890 evaluates the pictorial significance of this imagery, its critical reception, and its impact on notions of femininity and social relations. Covering a broad range of paintings, prints, and sculptures, this book shows how the liseuse was subjected to unprecedented levels of pictorial innovation by artists with widely differing aesthetic aims and styles. Depictions of readers are interpreted as contributions to changing notions of public and private life, female agency, and women's participation in cultural and political debates beyond the domestic household. This highly original book explores images of women readers from a range of social classes in both urban and rural settings. Such images are shown to have articulated concerns about the impact of female literacy on labour environments and family life while, in many cases, challenging conventions of gendered reading. Kathryn Brown also presents an alternative way of conceiving of modernity in relation to nineteenth-century art, a methodological departure from much recent art historical literature. Artists discussed range from Manet, Cassatt and Degas, to less familiar figures such as Lavieille, Carri?, Toulmouche and Tissot.
2017-07-05 By Kathryn Brown

631–2 . See also Elizabeth Ladenson's discussion of images of women readers in the trials of Madame Bovary and of Baudelaire's Les Fleurs du mal in Dirt for Art's Sake : Books on Trial from “ Madame Bovary ' to ' Lolita ' ( Ithaca ...

Author: Kathryn J. Brown

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 1409408752

Category: Art

Page: 239

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The first monograph to examine the depiction of reading women in French art of the early Third Republic, Women Readers in French Painting 1870-1890 evaluates the pictorial significance of this imagery, its critical reception, and its impact on nineteenth-century notions of femininity and social relations. Artists discussed in the volume range from Manet, Cassatt and Degas, to less familiar figures such as Lavieille, Carrière, Toulmouche and Tissot.

Elisabeth Ladenson, Dirt for Art's Sake. Books on Trial from Madame Bovary to Lolita (Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 2007), 230–1. John de St. Jorre, Venus Bound: The Erotic Voyage of the Olympia Press and Its Writers (New York: ...

Author: Bradford K. Mudge

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107184077

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 320

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This Companion offers an introduction to key topics in the study of erotic literature from antiquity to the present.
2017-09-07 By Bradford K. Mudge