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In Memoriam: Richard Seaver

By |2016-01-14T16:36:59-04:00January 9th, 2009|Blog|

The Washington Post reports the death of Richard Seaver, the censorship-fighting editor and translator who worked with Barney Rosset at Grove Press to publish such controversial books as Tropic of Cancer, Naked Lunch and The Story of O and who helped bring Samuel Beckett to a wider English-speaking audience.

Barney Rosset

By |2019-03-12T18:29:27-04:00December 9th, 2008|Blog|

Following Barney Rosset's National Book Award in November (and NCAC's honoring Rosset as a Free Speech Defender), Newsweek has published a long piece on Rosset, his work and his role in bringing new literature and thought to the American conversation. An excerpt: Before Rosset challenged federal and state obscenity laws, censorship (and self-censorship) was an accepted feature of publishing. His [...]