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ID
cx112
Title
"Freedom of the Pen -- Authors' Grave Concern."
Genre
Essay
Page Count
1
Word Count
250
Publisher
Times
Publication Year
1954
Document Types
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Letters
Topics
Literary Life

Bates is one of seven signatories of this letter concerned that obscenity trials might "open the way to a puritanical crusade, backed by police prosecution, against authors who claim the liberty and the right of describing the realities of life, freely and fearlessly for adult minds." There is no evidence that Bates participated in the writing of the text. In the Times (October 27, 1954, p. 7).


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