The two pieces make obscenity seem like child’s play, I scratch me head what all those court battles, all the fuss, say about Lady Slutterly & Ulysses were about! On the other hand, recalling the kind of sexuality of the kids I grew up amongst, and Freud’s https://en.wikipedia.org/
Lolita seemed anything but innocent at age 12, Humbert, the cherisher seemed peculiar.
Being co- publisher of Urizen Book affored opportunity to publish, fifty years after its appearance in French, George Batilles’s STORY OF THE EYE to which a lover, a few years prior had introduced me, as well as to “Playing Bataille"
"Simone derives pleasure from inserting hard and soft-boiled eggs for her vaginal and anal stimulation; she also experiences considerable enjoyment from the viscosity of various liquids” being the least of Bataille’s transgressions compared to hiss concerted effort to Épater, if that is all it was, his Catholicsm, if you follow the games into darker regions
I can’t decide whether anything erotic is ever obscene, as war most certainly is and its mongers, there was a lot of innocent “playing Bataille” downtown during the 70s before matters there, too, got darker.