Profanity, Obscenity and the Media

Profanity, Obscenity and the Media

by Melvin J. Lasky (Author)

In the second volume to his trilogy, Melvin J. Lasky documents the growing crisis affecting honest, thoughtful, and independent journalism in the Western world. Lasky’s examination on the use of formerly forbidden language is a triumph of sinuous semantics. In his incisive analysis, we see the tortuous struggle of a once Puritanized literary culture writhing to break free of censorship and self-censorship. This volume on the phenomenon of profanity adds another dimension to Lasky’s thesis on contemporary language. 

Book details

Publication date
October 15, 2014
Publisher
Page count
364
ISBN
9781412832014
Paper ISBN
9780765802200
File size
583 KB