Casualties of Peace. With Import Permission Letter (1966)

Author: Edna O'Brien

Book ID: 68577

Price: 150.00

Casualties of Peace. London: Cape, 1966. First Edition. Green cloth boards, in pictorial dust jacket. A nice bright copy.

Loosely inserted is a typed letter from the Department of Justice (Dated January 1967) permitting the recipient to import one copy of the prohibited publication, ‘Casualties of Peace.’

Edna O’Brien’s fifth novel, on the lives of two women living intimately but uneasily together in a London suburban house. However, due to its sexually explicit content, it was banned in Ireland and even burned by O’Brien’s parish priest.

A interesting document reflecting the social mores of Ireland in the 1960’s.

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