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The Resource Barney : Grove Press and Barney Rosset, America's maverick publisher and the battle against censorship, Michael Rosenthal

Barney : Grove Press and Barney Rosset, America's maverick publisher and the battle against censorship, Michael Rosenthal

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Barney : Grove Press and Barney Rosset, America's maverick publisher and the battle against censorship
Title
Barney
Title remainder
Grove Press and Barney Rosset, America's maverick publisher and the battle against censorship
Statement of responsibility
Michael Rosenthal
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Language
eng
Summary
"An incisive, compulsively readable biography of the man the Guardian called "the most influential avant-garde publisher of the twentieth century." An impetuous outsider who delighted in confronting American hypocrisy and prudery, Barney Rosset liberated American culture from the constraints of Puritanism. As the head of Grove Press, he single-handedly broke down the laws against obscenity, changing forever the nature of writing and publishing in this country. He brought to the reading public the European avant-garde, among them Samuel Beckett and Harold Pinter, radical political and literary voices such as Malcolm X, Che Guevara, and Jack Kerouac, steamy Victorian erotica, and banned writers such as D. H. Lawrence, Henry Miller, and William Burroughs. His almost mystical belief in the sacrosanct nature of the First Amendment essentially demarcates the before and after of American publishing. Barney explores how Grove's landmark legal victories freed publishers to print what they wanted, and it traces Grove's central role in the countercultural ferment of the sixties and early seventies. Drawing on the Rosset papers at Columbia University and personal interviews with former Grove Press staff members, friends, and wives, it tells the fascinating story of this feisty, abrasive, visionary, and principled cultural revolutionary--a modern "Huckleberry Finn" according to Nobel Prize-winning novelist Kenzaburo Oe--who altered the reading habits of a nation"--
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Biography type
individual biography
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DLC
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Barney : Grove Press and Barney Rosset, America's maverick publisher and the battle against censorship, Michael Rosenthal
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Privileged beginnings -- Joan and Barney -- The young publisher -- A radical anomaly -- The stalking horse -- Adventures with the hooded cobra -- Riding the gales of the sixties -- A murder story; some stolen fingerprints -- Decline and fall -- "Who is the CEO of Grove"?
Control code
sky2ocm85059097
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
199 pages, 16 unnmbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781628726503
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2016052307
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Label
Barney : Grove Press and Barney Rosset, America's maverick publisher and the battle against censorship, Michael Rosenthal
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Privileged beginnings -- Joan and Barney -- The young publisher -- A radical anomaly -- The stalking horse -- Adventures with the hooded cobra -- Riding the gales of the sixties -- A murder story; some stolen fingerprints -- Decline and fall -- "Who is the CEO of Grove"?
Control code
sky2ocm85059097
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
199 pages, 16 unnmbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781628726503
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2016052307
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n

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