Past Event

Tuesday Talk

November 14, 2017
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
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Faculty House, 64 Morningside Dr., New York, NY 10027 Garden Room 2
Celebration of the publication of Michael Rosenthal's "Barney: Grove Press and Barney Rosset, America's Maverick Publisher and His Battle against Censorship" (Arcade, 2017). From Arcade: Professor Rosenthal's book "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." Copies of the book will be available as door prizes.