The Henry Miller Cases

After the war, Henry Miller published Tropique du Cancer (Denoël, 1945), Tropique du Capricorne (Editions du Chêne, 1946) and Printemps noir (Gallimard, 1946).
The Cartel for Social and Moral Action launched legal proceedings against all three publishers.
The Special Committee found the accusation of obscenity admissible (Law of July 1939).
A support group, initiated by Maurice Nadaud, assembled such great names as Jean Paulhan, André Gide, André Breton and André Rousseaux of the Figaro.
Fearing a scandal, the Minister of Justice hesitated until the hearing was ended, and then found no grounds for prosecution in 1950 when the Cartel renewed their attacks.