The Flash Press by Patricia Cline Cohen

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  • Title: The Flash Press
  • Author: Patricia Cline Cohen
  • Category: Tutorial
  • Date: September 2008
  • Lenguage: English
  • Pages: unknown
  • ISBN: 226112357

 

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Obscene, libidinous, loathsome, lascivious. These have been simply among the methods critics described the nineteenth-century weeklies that lined and publicized New York Metropolis’s in depth sexual underworld. Publications just like the Flash and the Whip —distinguished by a fascinating brew of lowbrow humor and titillating gossip about prostitutes, theater denizens, and sporting occasions—weren’t the type typically certain in leather-based for future reference, and regardless of their reputation with an enthusiastic readership, they rapidly receded into virtually full obscurity. Just lately, although, two sizable collections of those papers have resurfaced, and in The Flash Press three famend students present a landmark examine of their significance in addition to a wide array of their ribald articles and illustrations. Together with brief tales of city life, editorials on prostitution, and moralizing rants towards homosexuality, these choices epitomize a definite type of city journalism . Right here, along with offering an intensive overview of this colourful reportage, its editors, and its viewers, the authors study nineteenth-century concepts of sexuality and freedom that blended Tom Paine’s republicanism with parts of the Marquis de Sade’s sexual ideology. In addition they hint the evolution of censorship and obscenity regulation, exhibiting how a string of authorized battles in the end led to the demise of the flash papers: editors have been hauled into court docket, sentenced to jail for prison obscenity and libel, and ultimately pushed out of enterprise. However not earlier than they perpetually modified the talk over public sexuality and freedom of expression in America’s most vital metropolis

 

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