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Last Exit to Brooklyn Poster

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Hubert Selby Jr.'s collection of short stories about Brooklyn life in the 1950s was the subject of a private prosecution in the UK, brought under the Obscenities Publication Act in 1967 for the 'uncompromising and obscene' content depicting gang violence, sexual assault, drug taking, domestic violence, prostitution, homosexuality and transgenderism. 

The ban was initially successful but only applied to Soho, the area around Marlborough Street Court, and it was overturned the following year after an appeal. This is the cover of the UK 1968 edition which followed the successful appeal.

Selby Jr.'s work may be uncomfortable reading, but it provided genuine accounts of these so-called taboo subjects, which affected the lives of many people, whose voices were rarely heard. 

Why not add one of our brilliant hanging kits? With magnetic clasps securing the frames together, they can easily be switched from one poster to another.

  • A1 size, 84 x 59.4 cm. Dimensions include 5cm white border.
  • Printed on 150 gsm silk matt paper.
  • The poster is delivered rolled.
  • Wooden poster hanging kit measures L61 x W2 x H2 cm (61 cm is the short edge of an A1 poster or the long edge of an A2 poster).


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