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Conference remarks and court testimony related to William Burroughs’s Naked Lunch. In Contemporary Literary Censorship: The Case History of Burroughs’s “Naked Lunch,by Michael Barry Goodman. Metuchen, N.J.: Scarecrow Press. Mailer’s comments on Naked Lunch, given as a participant in the International Writers’ Conference, Edinburgh International Festival, 20-24 August 1962, are quoted by Goodman, 153-55. Mailer’s later testimony in support of Naked Lunch at its June 1965 censorship trial in Boston is also quoted, 195-200. The entire story is told again by the chief lawyer for the defense: Edward de Grazia, Girls Lean Back Everywhere: The Law of Obscenity and the Assault on Genius, with new material, including quotes from Mailer (92.12). See 62.24, 65.1, 65.13, 96.7, 9.14a.

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