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TypewriterGirls @ ACLU Banned Books Reading ’09

“The Executioner” by Hugo Ball (also translated as “The Hangman”) was the cause for the confiscation of the first issue of the magazine Revolution, which appeared in Munich Germany in 1913. The obscenity trial was ultimately unsuccessful, as the judge had to finally admit that the poem is “so obscure and incomprehensible that it leaves room for every possible interpretation” and that what the average citizen cannot understand cannot offend him.

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