Feb 22, 2012 @ 1:15:00 am
Legendary publisher Barney Rosset passed away yesterday at the age of ninety. From the helm of Grove Press, Rosset was one of the first to publish Samuel Beckett, Henry Miller, Allen Ginsberg, David Mamet and Malcolm X, among others, and spent years in court defending his books from charges of obscenity. (This was the the subject of a 2011 documentary about Rosset, Obscene). He also published the literary magazine The Evergreen Review, which still exists online. Here's a Paris Review interview with Rosset, and a 2008 profile of him by Louisa Thomas.
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Deborah Eisenberg and Wallace Shawn will read from Gregor von Rezzori’s An Ermine in Czernopol at the Center for Fiction tonight. If you haven’t already, read
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