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Lady Chatterley’s lover

23 July 2012, 12:08
LADY  CHATTERLEY’S  LOVER
The book Lady Chatterley’s lover was first printed in 1928. Then was published in 1960 to the form it has taken today. !928 and 1960 are 84 and 52 years ago. Respectively.  The implication here is that the copyrights on the work is no longer valid after 50 years.      

In 1965 I was sitting in my class doing nothing much until the names of about six of the senior girls were summonsed over the intercom to the principal’s office. This did not auger well for the young ladies: being summonsed to the heads office is worse than the death penalty. After a full and fruitful investigation it was discovered that the girls were reading a version of Lady Chatterley’s lover and it was doing  the rounds.     

Lucky ladies we lads described them. The book had been banned in South Africa for several years and who would give what to read the book. My parents described the book as disgusting and a few other epithets thrown in for good luck. The book was to be recovered and handed to the principal post haste.     

The book went missing and was never heard of again. During the apartheid era very many books were deemed unfit for human consumption. That bit of legislation was fairly easy to bypass. Pornography, no matter what the international opinion may be, will always be attractive and popular to the youth and those not so youthful. The coastal town where I resided was a Mecca for foreign ships to obtain rations and fuel to continue their trip to who cares anyway. These ships usually had some of the latest pornography available to those that were interested. Over exposure to pornography has a  curious affect making those interested less interested. And hence loses its “magic”. the pornographic material was bartered using cigarettes swiped out of papa’s supply. Once in possession it could be bartered for money which was the end product. The point been that Lady Chatterley’s lover is small fry to what is brought into the country uncensored.    

Last week I made a turn to the local library to check out some of the books or new books. The older and unwanted books were placed on a container with a R5-00 notice “ “for sale” . After browsing for some time I fished Lady Chatterley’s lover out and only for R5-00. The question is : Do I still want to read the book? And the answer NO. not after 47 years. And the point is? 

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