Alicat Book Shop PressRecords 1945-1966


Alicat Book Shop PressRecords 1945-1966

The Alicat Book ShopPress was created and run by Oscar Baradinsky, later known as Oscar Baron. Therecords consist primarily of correspondence with authors seeking publication byAlicat. Correspondents include Maya Deren, Wallace Fowlie, Anaïs Nin, KennethPatchen, Louis Zukofsky, and others.


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From 1945 to 1950, Oscar Baron, then still known by the family name of Baradinsky, published over twenty titles from his Alicat Book Shop Press in Yonkers, New York. Eighteen of these comprise the Outcast Series of chapbooks, a venture in avant-garde, limited edition publishing that reflected Baradinsky's liberal inclinations and his true love of contemporary letters. Each of the chapbooks, which were printed in runs of between 500 and 1000 copies, sold for a dollar. Baron's list included poetry...

Fowlie, Wallace, 1908-1998 (person)

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Zukofsky, Louis, 1904-1978 (person)

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Patchen, Kenneth, 1911-1972 (person)

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Nin, Anaïs, 1903-1977 (person)

The complex and diverse prose of Anaïs Nin mirrors her life. She published nonfiction, journals, short stories, novels, and erotica, and worked as a model, a dancer, and a psychoanalyst. Most of her prose was influenced by surrealism, and features an experimental style and psychological themes. The publication of her diaries, begun at the age of eleven as an open letter to her departed father, brought her fame and made her a sought-after lecturer. Her artistic prose, colorful life, and relation...