Rosset : my life in publishing and how I fought censorship
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Published
New York : OR Books, in partnership with Counterpoint Press, [2016].
ISBN
9781944869045, 1944869042, 9781944869533, 1944869530
Physical Desc
331 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, plates ; 22 cm
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LocationCall NumberStatus
Cambridge - Adult070.5092 RossetOn Shelf
Somerville - AdultBIOG Rosset, BarneyOn Shelf

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Published
New York : OR Books, in partnership with Counterpoint Press, [2016].
Format
Book
Language
English
ISBN
9781944869045, 1944869042, 9781944869533, 1944869530

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Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references (pages 299-304) and index.
Description
Genet ... Beckett ... Burroughs ... Miller ... Ionesco, Oe, Duras. Harold Pinter and Tom Stoppard. Hubert Selby Jr. and John Rechy. The legendary film I Am Curious (Yellow). The books that assaulted the fort of propriety that was the United States in the 1950s and '60s, Lady Chatterley's Lover and The Tropic of Cancer. The Evergreen Review. Victorian "erotica." The Autobiography of Malcolm X.A bombing, a sit-in, and a near-fistfight with Norman Mailer. The common thread between these disparate elements, a number of which reshaped modern culture, was Barney Rosset. Rosset was the antidote to the trope of the "gentleman publisher" personified by other pioneering figures of the industry such as Alfred A. Knopf, Bennett Cerf and James Laughlin. If Barney saw a crowd heading one way -- he looked the other. If he knew something was forbidden, he regarded it as a plus. Unsurprisingly, financial ruin, along with the highs and lows of critical reception, marked his career. But his unswerving dedication to publishing what he wanted made him one of the most influential publishers ever. Rosset began work on his autobiography a decade before his death in 2012, and several publishers and a number of editors worked with him on the project. Now, at last, in his own words, we have a portrait of the man who reshaped how we think about language, literature -- and sex. Here are the stories behind the filming of Norman Mailer's Maidstone and Samuel Beckett's Film; the battles with the US government over Tropic of Cancer and much else; the search for Che's diaries; his romance with the expressionist painter Joan Mitchell, and more.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Rosset, B. (2016). Rosset: my life in publishing and how I fought censorship . OR Books, in partnership with Counterpoint Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Rosset, Barney. 2016. Rosset: My Life in Publishing and How I Fought Censorship. OR Books, in partnership with Counterpoint Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Rosset, Barney. Rosset: My Life in Publishing and How I Fought Censorship OR Books, in partnership with Counterpoint Press, 2016.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Rosset, Barney. Rosset: My Life in Publishing and How I Fought Censorship OR Books, in partnership with Counterpoint Press, 2016.

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