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    Books with bad words inside (american and british english)

    Hi,
    I'm kinda new here.
    I've got to write and essay about bad words in literature. Do you know any author or something? I've already found Dan Fante but I need more! Thanks!

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    Tropic Of Cancer ~Henry Miller~

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    as in swear words?
    Portnoy's Complaint - Philip Roth

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    Trainspotting - Irvine Welsh
    Twelfth Night - Shakespeare (subtle - "her great R's" - but it's there...)

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    Lady Chatterley's Lover.

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    Most of James Ellroy's brilliant work

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    " Gone with the Wind" by Margaret Mitchell.

    "Frankly, my dear, I don't give a damm"

    Big profanity for 1939!

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    What is a bad word? Enid Blyton uses strong racist terms in her books for children, that were normal then, but nowadays must not be uttered.

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    Chaucer- Miller's Tale

    John Wilmot, Earl of Rochester- Poems:

    http://oldpoetry.com/opoem/show/1667...-Signior-Dildo

    There are far "worse" ones by Wilmot

    Jonathan Swift- [/I]The Lady's Dressing Room[I]:

    http://www.potw.org/archive/potw158.html

    Georges Bataille- Story of the Eye

    James Joyce- Ulysses (There was an infamous court case on obscenity fought over this)

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    "Kinda" is pretty bad. Especially written for a forum of people whose literary skills are well developed.

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    Will Catcher in the Rye qualify or is that too mild?
    I sang of leaves, of leaves of gold, and leaves of gold there grew.

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    I second Henry Miller, Tropic of Cancer or Tropic of Capricorn, and Philip Roth, Portnoy's Complaint. Also, Kathy Acker (American postmodernist writer) has some fairly ribald work.

    Hope this helps!

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    One Hundred Years of Solitude.

    "The world must be all ****ed up when men travel first class and literature goes as freight".
    I have no blood in these veins
    but words that run as coarse
    and dark as when they first
    encounter arteries of secrets
    that burst onto this page.

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