Name: Henry Miller's, Tropic of Cancer

Date:  1926 - 1950

Location:  North America

SubjectExplicit Sexuality , Sexual/Gender Orientation


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Artist: Henry Miller

Confronting Bodies: U.S. Government

Date of Action: 1938

Specific Location: United States

Description of Artwork:  Henry Miller's, "Tropic of Cancer," deals explicitly with his sexual adventures and challenged models of sexual morality.

Description of Incident:  The novel, "Tropic of Cancer," and all of Henry Miller's works are banned from entering the United States.

Results of Incident: In 1961 the ban is lifted, although the work is deemed "obscene" by the Citizens for Decent Literature.

Source: New York Public Library, New York City

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