Artist: Theodore Dreiser|
Confronting Bodies: Society for the Suppression of Vice
Date of Action: 1915
Specific Location: New York City
Description of Artwork: Theodore Dreiser's autobiographical book, The Genius .
Description of Incident: Anthony Comstock's organization, Society for the Suppression of Vice, successfully suppresses the book.
Results of Incident: In 1923, the book was republished in 1923, with a disclaimer which attempted to address the the vice society's condemnation.
Source: National Association of Artists Organizations