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Erica Jong

Editorial: No smut?

The question as to whether the leadership of the Harford County Public Library was justified in its decision not to stock the popular "Fifty Shades of Grey" remains an open one.

From one perspective, it's worth noting that even the Library of Congress, despite popular belief, does not have a copy of everything ever printed. It's just not possible to stock everything that's printed. Then again, any written work that achieves New York Times Best Seller status, as the "Fifty Shades" series has, is worthy of serious consideration. Worth keeping in mind on this side of the discussion is that some of pop star provocateur Madonna's lurid coffee table picture...