Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Great Regulars: In the mostly tweedy, genteel

world of book publishing in the 1960s and '70s, Barney Rosset, who died on Tuesday at 89, was a bit of an outlaw: a raffish, unconventional figure who loved breaking the rules and challenging the conventions. He published the books that nobody else would, because they were too risqué or too avant-garde (often that meant the same thing) or too unprofitable, and his imprint, Grove Press, quickly became a badge of coolness and sophistication.

from Charles McGrath: The New York Times: The Man Who Made Publishing a High-Wire Act


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