Tributes: Barney Rosset

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.

His 1995 conversation with Leonard

Barney Rosset on the Leonard Lopate Show in 1995

His 2008 conversation with Leonard

Barney Rosset on the Leonard Lopate Show in 2008