Challenged Works

Man Sitting in a Corridor

By Marguerite Duras


1993—A Canada Customs agent prohibited entry after leafing through the novel. The shipment was destined for use in a graduate course at Trent University.

Objection—The book was ruled obscene because of its portrayal of “sex with violence.”

Update—The ruling was appealed and the shipment was released.

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