Banned Books in Australia A Special Collections-Art in the Library Exhibition

Exhibition Item List

Henry Spencer Ashbee, Index librorum prohibitorum: Being notes bio – biblio – icono – graphical and critical, on curious and uncommon books by Pisanus Fraxi [pseudo]),Special Collections, University of Melbourne Library

Abdullah Azzam, Defence of the Muslim lands (refused classification 2006 to present),Special Collections, University of Melbourne Library

Abdullah Azzam, Join the caravan (refused classification 2006 to present), Special Collections, University of Melbourne Library

James Baldwin, Another country (banned 1963–1966), Special Collections, University of Melbourne Library

Honore de Balzac, Droll stories (banned 1901–1923), Baillieu Library collection and Special Collections, University of Melbourne Library

Marjorie Barnard and Flora Eldershaw, Tomorrow and tomorrow and tomorrow (abridged before publication, 1947; published in full, 1983), Special Collections, University of Melbourne Library

Charles Berg and Clifford Allen, The problem of homosexuality, Special Collections, University of Melbourne Library

Giovanni Boccaccio, The Decameron (banned 1923–1936), on loan from private collection

William S. Burroughs, The naked lunch (banned 1960–1973), on loan from private collection

Sir R.F. Burton (trans.), The Kamasutra (banned c.1900–1968), Special Collections, University of Melbourne Library

Frank S. Caprio, Female homosexuality: A psychodynamic study of lesbianism, Special Collections, University of Melbourne Library

Eustace Chesser, Love without fear: A plain guide to sexual technique for every married adult (restricted 1941), ERC collection, University of Melbourne Library

John Cleland, Memoirs of a woman of pleasure (Fanny Hill) (banned c.1920–1940; restricted 1940–1973), two copies from Special Collections, University of Melbourne Library

Robert Close, Love me sailor (banned 1946–1960; author and publisher convicted of obscene libel), Special Collections, University of Melbourne Library

Jackie Collins, The stud (banned 1969), on loan from private collection

Peter Coleman, Obscenity, blasphemy, sedition, censorship in Australia, on loan from private collection

Dymphna Cusack and Florence James, Come in spinner, on loan from private collection

J.P. De River, The sexual criminal: A psychoanalytical study (restricted 1950), Special Collections, University of Melbourne Library

Daniel Defoe, Moll Flanders (banned 1930–1937; restricted 1940–1973), on loan from private collection

‘Anne Desclos’, The story of O (banned 1965), on loan from private collection

Jean Devanny, The butcher shop (banned 1926–1958), Special Collections, University of Melbourne Library

Jean Devanny, The virtuous courtesan (banned 1935),Special Collections, University of Melbourne Library

R. Dixon, Billy Hughes and censorship, Special Collections, University of Melbourne Library

Geoffrey Dutton and Max Harris (eds), Australia’s censorship crisis, Special Collections, University of Melbourne Library

Andrea Dworkin, Mercy, on loan from private collection

Brett Easton Ellis, American psycho (R-rated in Australia, banned in Queensland 1991 to date), on loan from private collection

Ian Fleming, The spy who loved me (banned 1962), on loan from private collection

Jean Genet, Funeral rites (banned 1970), Baillieu Library collection, University of Melbourne Library

Jean Genet, The miracle of the rose (banned 1966–1972), Baillieu Library collection, University of Melbourne Library

Jean Genet, The thief’s journal (banned 1965–1972), on loan from private collection

Lawrence Glassop, We were the rats (banned and publisher sued for obscenity, 1946), Special Collections, University of Melbourne Library

The Golden Lotus: a translation from the Chinese original, of the novel Chin p’ing mei by Clement Egerton London (restricted 1948–1969), Special Collections, University of Melbourne Library

James and Sandra Hall, Australian censorship: The XYZ of love, Special Collections, University of Melbourne Library

Radclyffe Hall, The well of loneliness (banned 1928–1939), Special Collections, University of Melbourne Library

Soren Hansen and Jesper Jensen, The little red schoolbook, Special Collections, University of Melbourne Library

J.M. Harcourt, Upsurge (banned 1934–1958), Special Collections, University of Melbourne Library

Frank Hardy, Power without glory (withdrawn 1950, author charged with criminal libel; re-released same year on ‘not guilty’ verdict), Baillieu Library collection and Special Collections, University of Melbourne Library

Inge and Sten Hegeler, An ABZ of love (banned 1963–1969; banned in Queensland, 1969), Special Collections, University of Melbourne Library

George Henry, Sex variants: A study of homosexual patterns, (restricted 1950),Special Collections, University of Melbourne Library

John Hill, Lucina sine concubitu: A letter humbly address’d to the Royal Society, Special Collections, University of Melbourne Library

Abbie Hoffman, Revolution for the hell of it, Special Collections, University of Melbourne Library

Bill Hornadge, Ern Malley and the Angry Penguins, Special Collections, University of Melbourne Library

Aldous Huxley, Brave new world (banned 1932–1937), on loan from private collection

James Joyce, Dubliners (banned 1929–1933), Baillieu Library collection, University of Melbourne Library

James Joyce, Ulysses (banned 1929–1937, restricted 1941–1953), Special Collections, University of Melbourne Library

Pauline Kohler, I was Hitler’s maid (banned then released on appeal 1941) Special Collections, University of Melbourne Library

Jerzy Kosinski, The painted bird (banned 1968), Special Collections, University of Melbourne Library

D.H. Lawrence, Lady Chatterley’s lover (banned 1929–1965), Special Collections, University of Melbourne Library and on loan from private collection

Vladimir Lenin, The State and revolution (banned c.1930–1937), ERC collection, University of Melbourne Library

Norman Lindsay, Every mother’s son, Special Collections, University of Melbourne Library

Norman Lindsay, Redheap (banned 1930–1958), Special Collections, University of Melbourne Library

‘Jay Little’, Maybe – tomorrow (banned 1955–1971), Special Collections, University of Melbourne Library

Amanda Lohrey, The reading group, Special Collections, University of Melbourne Library

Larry McMurtry, The last picture show (banned 1967–1973), ERC collection, University of Melbourne Library

Madonna, Sex, Special Collections, University of Melbourne Library

Norman Mailer, Why are we in Vietnam? (banned 1968–1973),Special Collections, University of Melbourne Library

Ern Malley, ‘Young Prince of Tyre’, Angry Penguins, Autumn 1944, Special Collections, University of Melbourne Library

Grace Metalious, Return to Peyton Place (banned 1960–1971), on loan from private collection

Henry Miller, Sexus (banned 1955–1973), Special Collections, University of Melbourne Library

Henry Miller, Tropic of Cancer (banned 1949–1956; restricted 1956–1971), Special Collections, University of Melbourne Library

Henry Miller, Tropic of Capricorn (banned 1949–1956; restricted 1956–1971), Special Collections, University of Melbourne Library

Alberto Moravia, The woman of Rome (banned 1950–1958),ERC collection, University of Melbourne Library

Vladimir Nabokov, Lolita (banned 1958–1965), Special Collections, University of Melbourne Library and on loan from private collection

Muhammad Ibn Umar al-Nefzaoul, The perfumed garden (1929–1968), Special Collections, University of Melbourne Library

Philip Nitschke and Fiona Stewart, The peaceful pill handbook (refused classification 2007)

George Orwell, Down and out in Paris and London (banned 1933–1953), on loan from private collection

George Orwell, Keep the aspidistra flying (banned 1936–1954), ERC collection, University of Melbourne Library

George Orwell, Nineteen-eighty four, Lenton Parr Library collection and on loan from private collection

His Holiness Pope Pius XI, Index of prohibited books, Special Collections, University of Melbourne Library

Katherine Pritchard, Coonardoo: The well in the shadow, Special Collections, University of Melbourne Library

‘Pauline Reage’, The story of O (banned 1972),on loan from private collection

John Rechy, City of night, on loan from private collection

Harold Robbins, The carpetbaggers (unabridged edition banned 1961–1971), on loan from private collection

John Rodgers, Report on the Soviet Union: The speech which was banned by the Melbourne City Council, Special Collections, University of Melbourne Library

C.H. Rolph, The trial of Lady Chatterley (banned 1961–1965),Baillieu Library collection and Special Collections, University of Melbourne Library

Philip Roth, Portnoy’s complaint (banned 1969), Special Collections, University of Melbourne Library and on loan from private collection

Jerry Rubin, Do it: Scenarios of the revolution, Special Collections, University of Melbourne Library

Salman Rushdie, The satanic verses, on loan from private collection and Special Collections, University of Melbourne Library

Marquis de Sade, The 120 days of Sodom (banned 1957; restricted release 1973), on loan from private collection

J. D. Salinger, The catcher in the rye (banned 1956; ban lifted after copies seized from Commonwealth Parliamentary Library 1957), on loan from private collection

George Scott, Modern birth control methods (banned 1936–1956), ERC collection, University of Melbourne Library

Hubert Selby, Last exit to Brooklyn (banned 1965–1973), on loan from private collection

Andres Serrano, Body and soul, essays by Bell Hooks, Bruce Ferguson,Amelia Arenas, edited by Brian Wallis, Lenton Parr Library collection, The University of Melbourne Library

Thorn Smith, The Thorn Smith triplets, on loan from private collection

Terry Southern and Andy Warhol, Blue movie (banned 1971), Baillieu Library, University of Melbourne Library

Terry Southern and Mason Hoffenburg, Candy (banned 1960–1973), Baillieu Library, University of Melbourne Library

Christina Stead, Letty Fox: Her luck (banned 1947–1958), Special Collections, University of Melbourne Library

Wilhelm Stekel, Impotence in the male, London: Vision, 1953, Special Collections, University of Melbourne Library

Wilhelm Stekel, Sadism and masochism: The psychology of hatred and cruelty (restricted 1940), Special Collections, University of Melbourne Library

Bernhard Stern, The scented garden: Anthropology of the sex life in the Levant (restricted 1935–1971), Special Collections, University of Melbourne Library

Kenneth Tynan, Oh! Calcutta (banned 1969) Special Collections, University of Melbourne Library

Gore Vidal, Myra Breckenridge (banned 1968–1973) Special Collections, University of Melbourne Library

W.J. Weatherby, Salman Rushdie sentenced to death, on loan from private collection

Kathleen Winsor, Forever amber (banned 1945–1958), on loan from private collection

Helen Zahavi, Dirty weekend, on loan from private collection

Other

Bruce Petty cartoon which appeared in Truth on the 14 of March, 1964, reproduction courtesy State Library of South Australia

Art World: A new art magazine for Australia and New Zealand, issue 3, June/July 2008, on loan from the Centre for Contemporary Photography Archive

Invitation card to Bill Henson exhibition, 2008, on loan from the Centre for Contemporary Photography Archive

Art Monthly Australia, issue 211, July 2008, on loan from private collection

The Liberator: A weekly radical and freethought paper, vol. 3, no. 1, 31 May 1885, edited by Joseph Symes, Special Collections, University of Melbourne Library

The Star, That political censorship be abolished: Report of The Star public debate held in the Melbourne Town Hall, February 26, 1935, Special Collections, University of Melbourne Library

Ross’s Magazine of Protest, Personality and Progress, vol. 1, no. 1, 1 December 1915, Special Collections, University of Melbourne Library

Two letters between John Malcolm Fraser and Mrs Mack concerning The Little Red Schoolbook, 1972  University of Melbourne Archives

‘Why is Frank Hardy, author of Power without glory branded guilty before trial?’, flyer printed by Realist Printing Co., Melbourne, 1950, Meanjin Archive, University of Melbourne Archives

Newspaper Clippings

Front page stories, The Truth, 2 December 1950, Meanjin Archive, University of Melbourne Archives

‘Muck-raking book attacked’, The Age, 27 June 1951, Meanjin Archive, University of Melbourne Archives

‘Serrano snaps at “spineless” art chief’, The Australian, 14 October 1997, on loan from private collection

Josephine Tovey and Philippa Hawker, ‘Art or porn? Photographer facing obscenity charges’, The Age, 24 May 2008, p. 3, on loan from private collection

John Dickie, ‘Restriction a first for the mainstream’, The Sunday Age, 26 May 1991, p. 15, on loan from private collection

Norman Mailer, ‘Is this bad art, or is it just bad?’ The Sunday Age, 26 May 1991, p. 15, on loan from private collection

Artwork

Bev Bills, C Through, artist book on loan from the artist

Jenny Chang, Contemporary banned books, 2010, artist book on loan from the artist

Inga Hanover, To the retired librarian, 2010, artist book on loan from the artist

Kate Hughes, The lady’s garden, 2010, artist book on loan from the artist

Anne-Maree Hunter, The Rumsfeld diaries, artist book on loan from the artist

Cindy Mann, Drawing a fine line, 2010, artwork on loan from the artist

Penelope Richardson, Home story, 2010, artist book on loan from the artist

Theo Strasser and Peter Lyssiotis, Eyewitness, Melbourne: T. Strasser & P. Lyssiotis, 2008, Special Collections, University of Melbourne Library

Carolyn Thompson, Winston and Julia: A love story, 2003, artist book on loan from the artist

Gary Willis and Ronn Morris, Sonnets for the pain – (ii) Poetry, you too dislike it, 2003, painting on loan from the artist

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