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Better Left Unsaid : Victorian Novels, Hays Code Films, and the Benefits of Censorship,9780804784207

Better Left Unsaid : Victorian Novels, Hays Code Films, and the Benefits of Censorship

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9780804784207

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0804784205
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Hardcover
Pub. Date:
1/9/2013
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Stanford Univ Pr
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Better Left Unsaidis in the unseemly position of defending censorship from the central allegations that are traditionally leveled against it. Taking two genres generally presumed to have been stymied by the censor's knifethe Victorian novel and classical Hollywood filmthis book reveals the varied ways in which censorship, for all its blustery self-righteousness, can actually be good for sex, politics, feminism, and art. As much as Victorianism is equated with such cultural impulses as repression and prudery, few scholars have explored the Victorian novel as a "censored" commoditythanks, in large part, to the indirectness and intangibility of England's literary censorship process. This indirection stands in sharp contrast to the explicit, detailed formality of Hollywood's infamous Production Code of 1930. In comparing these two versions of censorship, Nora Gilbert explores the paradoxical effects of prohibitive practices. Rather than being ruined by censorship, Victorian novels and Hays Code films were stirred and stimulated by the very forces meant to restrain them.


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