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Barney Rosset

Barney Rosset is the former owner of Grove Press and current publisher and editor-in-chief of the Evergreen Review.

Barney Rosset appears in the following:

American Icons: The Autobiography of Malcolm X

Monday, February 10, 2014

When Malcolm X was assassinated at 39, his book nearly died with him.  Today it stands as a milestone in America’s struggle with race.

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Remembering Barney Rosset

Friday, May 11, 2012

In 1951, Grove Press was a tiny, almost-defunct publisher with just three titles in its catalog. But then Barney Rosset took over and, with a few choice books, helped push America past its Puritanical roots and into the sexual revolution. His memorial was held this week – he died a few months ago at the age of 89. In an interview from 2008, Brooke talks to Rosset about fighting charges of obscenity over books like Naked Lunch and Tropic of Cancer.

 

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Tributes: Barney Rosset

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Feisty publisher Barney Rosset was responsible for bringing exposure in America to greats Samuel Beckett, Eugene Ionesco, and Jean Genet through his Grove Press imprint.  He also defied censors, and ultimately won celebrated First Amendment battles by publishing D.H. Lawrence’s Lady Chatterley’s Lover and Henry Miller’s Tropic of Cancer.  He just died this week at the age of 89.  And you can hear some of his interviews with Leonard below.

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The Autobiography of Malcolm X

Friday, August 26, 2011

When Malcolm X was assassinated at 39, his book nearly died with him.  Today it stands as a milestone in America’s struggle with race.

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Free Speech Defenders

Monday, October 20, 2008

We talk about censorship – past, present, and future. Journalist Ruth Gruber, entrepreneur Barney Rosset, and Pulitzer Prize-winning author and journalist Anthony Lewis are all being honored by the National Coalition of Against Censorship on Oct. 21 at its Annual Celebration of Free Speech and Its ...

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