Thursday, February 23, 2012

The Subject Was Left-Handed

Barney Rosset
Rest In Peace

"Barney Rosset, the renegade founder of Grove Press who fought groundbreaking legal battles against censorship and introduced American readers to such provocative writers as Harold Pinter, Samuel Beckett, Eugene Ionesco, and Jean Genet, died Tuesday in New York City." ... Story continues here: Barney Rosset dies at 89; publisher fought censorship (LA Times)


"If you want to know who I am, look at the books I published."
Just some of the authors, playwrights, and poets published by Barney Rosset: Samuel Beckett, Jean Genet, D. H. Lawrence, Jack Kerouac, William S. Burroughs, Malcolm X, Hubert Selby Jr., Octavio Paz, Joe Orton, Harold Pinter, Frantz Fanon, Leroi Jones, Frank O'Hara, Tom Stoppard, Charles Olson, David Mamet, Ugéne Ionesco, Pablo Neruda, Michael McClure, Kenneth Koch, and Kathy Acker.

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