Grove Press Records 1953-1985

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Grove Press Records, 1953-1985

Grove Press Records 1953-1985

Papers of the American publishing house founded by Barney Rosset. Collection contains editorial records, manuscripts, legal and office files, files, financial records of the Film Division, books, and miscellaneous printed material, including publishers' catalogs and posters. Correspondence and office memorandums of Grove Press editorial staff, including that of Donald Allen, Fred Jordan, Richard Seaver, and Judith Schmidt. Evergreen Review Editorial records contain a variety of materials which for any particular title may include contracts, correspondence, legal records, photographs, publicity material, reviews, royalty statements, and production records relating to the publication of books by Emmanuelle Arsan, Alan Ayckbourn, Imamu Amiri Baraka, Samuel Beckett, Eric Berne, Paul Bowles, James Broughton, William S. Burroughs, Marguerite Duras, Wallace Fowlie, Robert Frank, Jean Genet, Allen Ginsberg, Maurice Girodias, Witold Gombrowicz, Juan Goytisolo, Nat Hentoff, André Hodeir, Eugène Ionesco, Jack Kerouac, D.H. Lawrence, Henry Miller, Pablo Neruda, Frank O'Hara, Charles Olson, Joe Orton, Harold Pinter, George Reavey, John Rechy, Kenneth Rexroth, Alain Robbe-Grillet, Michael Rumaker, Hubert Selby, Gilbert Sorrentino, Amos Tutuola, Parker Tyler, Tomi Ungerer, Alan Watts, and others. Extensive legal records and clippings files relating to the censorship trials surrounding the American publication of D.H. Lawrence's , and Henry Miller's . Lady Chatterley's Lover Tropic of Cancer

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Schmidt, Judith

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Fowlie, Wallace, 1908-1998

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Teacher, writer, critic, and translator at Duke University in Durham, N.C. From the description of Wallace Fowlie papers, 1939-1996 and undated. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 38237517 1908, Nov. 8 Wallace Fowlie born in Brookline, Massachussetts 1936 Received Doctorate from Harvard University ...

Baraka Amiri 1934-....

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Amiri Baraka was born LeRoi Jones in Newark, New Jersey, in 1934. He was educated at Rutgers and Howard Universities, graduating from the latter at the age of 19. In 1958 he founded the influential poetry magazine Yugen, which ran until 1962. His writings, including fiction, essays, and poetry, appeared in such publications as The nation, Evergreen review, Downbeat, and The floating bear. From the description of Imamu Amiri Baraka papers, 1958-1982. (University of California, Berkele...

Sorrentino, Gilbert

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David Markson was born in Albany, New York, on December 20, 1927. He received his B.A. from Union College in 1950 and his M.A. from Columbia University in 1952. He has written seven novels and a critical study. From the description of Letters to David Markson, 1998 Sept. 3-2000 Feb. 5. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122571237 Louis Mackey was known for his works on Kierkegaard, Saint Augustine and Medieval Philosophy. His published work also included literary criticism, lite...

Hentoff, Nat

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Tutuola, Amos

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Nigerian writer. From the description of Amos Tutuola Collection, 1940-1997. (Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center (HRC); University of Texas at Austin). WorldCat record id: 122597796 ...

Arsan, Emmanuelle

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Bowles, Paul, 1910-1999

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American expatriate writer and novelist. From the description of Letter to Bob Sharrard, 1986 December. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 54097458 American expatriate author living in Morocco. From the description of Papers of Paul Bowles [manuscript], 1957-1984 ca. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647821107 American expatriate writer. From the description of Paul Bowles letter to Bob Sharrard [manuscript], 1987 March...

Frank, Robert

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Adolph (or Adolf) Frank (1834-1916) was an important chemist of nineteenth-century Germany. Born in 1834 in Kloette, he began his career as an apothecary's apprentice and received his license in 1857; afterwards he studied chemistry at the University of Berlin. He then obtained a position as a chemist with a beet sugar refinery and used the results of his work there as a basis for his dissertation, which was accepted at the University of Goettingen in 1872. In the late 1...

Ayckbourn, Alan, 1939-....

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Duras, Marguerite

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Grove Press.

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U.S. publishing firm, 1949- . From the description of Press releases, 1959, re D. H. Lawrence's "Lady Chatterley's Lover" [manuscript]. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647833316 Grove Press is an American alternative book press founded in 1951 by editor and publisher Barney Rossett. It merged with The Atlantic Monthly Press in 1991 and as of 2010 is an imprint of the publisher Grove/Atlantic, Inc. Grove Press was known for its unusual and sometimes controversia...

Beckett, Samuel, 1906-1989

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One of the most unique and powerful voices of the Twentieth Century, Samuel Beckett was born in Foxrock, Ireland, in 1906, and suffered, as he claimed, an eventless childhood. He attended Trinity College in Dublin, and left for Paris when he was twenty-two (he would later call this city home). In Paris he fell in with a group of avant-garde artists, including James Joyce, who was to become a life-long friend. Although he continued to write in both English and French throughout his life, most of ...

Broughton, James, 1913-1999

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James Richard Broughton was raised in California and graduated from Stanford University in 1936. After studying playwriting and directing in New York, Broughton returned to California and began making experimental films, including The Pleasure Garden, which won a special jury prize at the 1954 Cannes Film Festival. During this time, Broughton wrote and published poetry as one of San Francisco's "Renaissance Poets," which included Helen Adam, Robert Duncan, Jack Spicer, and Eve Triem. From 1958 t...

Lawrence, D. H. (David Herbert), 1885-1930

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David Herbert Richards Lawrence was born September 11, 1885, in Eastwood, near Nottingham, to Arthur Lawrence, a coal miner, and Lydia Beardsall. He attended Nottingham University College, and in 1908 he took a teaching position at Davidson Road School in Croydon. Lawrence wrote in his spare time, and in 1911, with the help of Ford Maddox Hueffer, he published his first novel, The White Peacock . Poor health forced him to resign his teaching job this same year, at which time he bec...

Olson, Charles, 1910-1970

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Charles Olson, the leading voice of the Black Mountain poets, was born in Worcester, Massachusetts, and was a notable student at Wesleyan University, where his groundbreaking work on Herman Melville evolved into the highly praised monograph, Call Me Ishmael. Inspired by Franklin Roosevelt, Olson worked his way up through the Democratic Party, but quit after Roosevelt's death, and began a brilliant career as a writer and educator. His manifesto, Projective Verse, influenced a generation of poets ...

Neruda, Pablo, 1904-1973

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Neruda was a Chilean poet, diplomat, and politician. He won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1971. From the description of Pablo Neruda papers concerning Fulgor y muerte de Joaquin Murieta, 1967-1976 (inclusive), 1967 (bulk). (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 612769868 From the guide to the Pablo Neruda papers concering Fulgor y muerte de Joaquin Murieta, 1967-1976, bulk 1967., (Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University) Poet. ...

Ungerer, Tomi, 1931-....

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Jean Thomas Ungerer is a cartoonist, painter, artist, writer, illustrator, founder of Wild Oats Film Company. He is the recipient of many awards, among them the New York Herald Tribune Children's Spring Book Festival Honor Book (1957, 1958, 1967), the New York Times Best Illustrated Children's Book of the Year (1962, 1971, 1974, 1978), the American Institute of Graphic Arts award (1969, 1973). From the description of Papers, 1957-1962. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat...

Reavey, George, 1907-1976

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Reavey was the owner and operator of Europa Press and a friend of Welsh poet Dylan Thomas. From the description of Papers concerning Dylan Thomas, 1936-1939. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 78228333 From the guide to the Papers concerning Dylan Thomas, 1936-1939., (Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University) ...

Pinter, Harold, 1930-2008

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English playwright, screenwriter, actor, theatre director, left-wing political activist and poet. From the description of Landscape : typescript with autograph revisions : [England?, 1967]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270914943 English playwright, actor, director, screenwriter, and poet. From the description of Harold Pinter Collection, 1960-1980. (Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center (HRC); University of Texas at Austin). WorldCat record id: 122590489 ...

O'Hara, Frank, 1926-1966

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The inscription is to the author's Harvard roommate Harold Fondren. Edward Gorey was an earlier roommate of O'Hara. From the description of Creation : a Christmas story : typescript, 1949. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 612794273 Frank O'Hara was an American art critic, essayist, playwright, and poet. From the description of Frank O'Hara collection of papers, 1955-1966. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 122533765 From the guide to...

Ionesco, Eugene

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Orton, Joe

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John Kingsley (Joe) Orton (1933-1967), playwright. From the guide to the Joe Orton Collection, 1950-1990, (University of Leicester) ...

Jordan, Fred

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Seaver, Richard.

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Goytisolo, Juan

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Rexroth, Kenneth, 1905-1982

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Born Dec. 22, 1905 in South Bend, IN; campaigned for many radical groups, particularly the Wobblies (Industrial Workers of the World), and espoused eroticism and general anarchy; influenced by poet William Carlos Williams and the Second Chicago Renaissance; founded San Francisco Poetry Center with Lawrence Ferlinghetti and Allen Ginsberg; although his Bohemian lifestyle was emulated by Beats, he did not like the movement for its artistic excess and lack of rigor; noted as an accomplished painter...

Genêt, Jean, 1910-1986

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David Hilliard was in prison from 1970 to 1974 on a one-year to ten-year assault charge. His letters from Genet were sent to him through his lawyer, Charles Garry, who also received some direct communication from Genet. According to Hilliard's notes on these letters, "[Genet] had a major effect in the change of Newton's and the Party's views on homosexuality. Zayd Shakur influenced Genet with regard to the Party. When I was released from prison I was expelled from the Party by Newton after Newto...

Rosset, Barney

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BIOGHIST REQUIRED Maverick and iconoclast American publisher Barney Rosset was born in Chicago in the "year of modernism," 1922. He is chiefly remembered as the owner, publisher, and editor of Grove Press (from 1951 to 1986) and Evergreen Review. In 1940 he spent a year at Swarthmore College and then entered the US Army in 1942. In 1948, after having served as an officer in the Army Photographic Company in China until his return to New York in 1946, Rosset produced Strange Victory, ...

Gombrowicz, Witold

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Witold Gombrowicz (1904-1969), Polish emigre novelist and author. From the description of Witold Gombrowicz archive, 1902-1998. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 702153258 Witold Gombrowicz was one of the most influential Polish writers of the 20th century, author of novels, plays, short stories, essays, and a diary. The following chronology lists the dates of key events in his life and the dates of first publication of works in Polish: 1904...

Allen, Donald, 1912-2004

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Editor and publisher. From the description of Papers, 1957-1971. (University of Connecticut). WorldCat record id: 28415680 American editor and publisher, born in Iowa in 1912. Allen was an editor at Grove Press for sixteen years, where his most important work was the anthology The New American Poetry. He founded the Four Seasons Foundation and Grey Fox Press. Allen also was the translator of works of Eugène Ionesco. Allen has had a significant impact on the development of p...

Robbe-Grillet, Alain, 1922-2008

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Hodeir, André, 1921-

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Ginsberg, Allen, 1926-1997

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Irwin Allen Ginsberg was born on June 3, 1926 in Newark, New Jersey to Louis and Naomi (Levy) Ginsberg. American poet, author, lecturer, and teacher who was one of the core members of the Beat Generation of American author's in the 1950's and early 1960's along with Jack Kerouac, William S. Burroughs, and Neal Cassady. He died of complications of liver cancer on April 6, 1997. From the description of Allen Ginsberg papers, 1937-1994. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 462019390 ...

Selby, Hubert

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Berne, Eric, 1924-

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Rumaker, Michael, 1932-....

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Author and poet, early associate of Beat writers in San Francisco, Calif., and student at Black Mountain College, Black Mountain, N.C. From the description of Michael Rumaker papers, ca. 1957-1990. (University of Connecticut). WorldCat record id: 28420364 Michael Rumaker was born in South Philadelphia to Michael Joseph and Winifred Marvel Rumaker, the fourth of nine children. He spent his first seven months in the Preston Retreat charity ward, too sickly to be b...

Girodias, Maurice

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Maurice Girodias was born in 1919, the son of Jack Kahane, who came from a well-established Anglo-Jewish family in Manchester, and his French wife whose family had made their fortune building railways in Argentina. Jack Kahane set up in business in Paris as a publisher and founded the Obelisk Press which produced the work of writers prevented by censorship laws from being published in their own countries, such as Henry Miller, as well as more conventional pornography. The young Maur...

Miller, Henry, 1891-1980.

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Novelist. From the description of Papers, 1952-1957. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 155457225 Henry Miller (1891-1980) was an American author. He was known for his experimental, surrealist novels, such as Tropic of Cancer, which mixed fiction and autobiography. His writing was controversial for its graphic depictions of sexuality, leading to a 1964 obscenity trial in the United States, Grove Press, Inc. v. Gerstein. From the guide to the Henry Miller Letter, unda...

Rechy, John.

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Tyler, Parker

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American film critic and writer. From the description of Letter : New York, to Joseph Wood Krutch, 1936 May 29. (University of California, San Diego). WorldCat record id: 32416004 ...

Burroughs, William S., 1914-1997

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William S. Burroughs (1914-1997) was an American experimental novelist, "beat" poet, and cultural icon. From the guide to the William S. Burroughs Letter, undated, (Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries) William S. Burroughs (1914-1997), American novelist, essayist, writer of experimental fiction. A primary member of the Beat generation, he was an avant-garde author who affected postwar popular culture as well as literature. From the ...

Watts, Alan, 1915-1973

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Kerouac, Jack, 1922-1969

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Jack Kerouac (1922-1969) was an American Beat novelist, essayist, and poet. From the description of Jack Kerouac Papers, 1920-1977 bulk 1935-1969. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 122354098 Jack Kerouac was an American Beat novelist, essayist, and poet. From the description of Jack Kerouac collection of papers, 1943-1969. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 122313929 From the guide to the Jack Kerouac collection of papers, 1942]-...