Censorship and Ulysses 1933
A US court found James Joyce’s Ulysses, one of the most influential novels of the twentieth century, obscene while it was serialized in the American literary magazine The Little Review from 1918 to 1920.
Sylvia Beach’s Shakespeare and Company released the novel in book form in Paris in 1922, describing a day in the life of Leopold Bloom.
New York court ruled Ulysses was obscene, fined magazine for publication
The secretary of the New York Society for the Suppression of Vice filed a complaint in 1920 after the publication of the “Nausicaa” episode, which contains a depiction of Bloom masturbating, and the post office delayed mailing of The Little Review pending a court ruling.