So spelling and grammer mean more to the judges than the content of the stories???
I am not bothered by a Mapplethorpe exhibit, because I can choose not to look at it. It doesn't harm me, nor anyone else that it exists... but child porn does.
And yet I find myself reminded of the book "Lolita" which has been worked into a movie. Twice. Having not seen either film, I don't know what sets that apart (seeing as it is accepted as "art," despite the controversy surrounding it) from the filth published by Sharpe.
Perhaps it is the existence of consequence in Lolita that sets it apart. However there is little to defend a piece designed solely for titillation. "Literary Merit," my ass. How could that judge hand down that decision in good conscience?
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