Rosset Release Party
September 30, 2016 at 7:00 PM @ Babycastles Gallery
via O/R Books
“Vivid and informative—a must for anyone interested in 20th-century American publishing and culture.” –Kirkus Reviews (starred review) "A candid self-portrait...a colorful and rollicking history." —Publishers Weekly Genet…Beckett…Burroughs…Miller…Ionesco, Ōe, Duras. Harold Pinter and Tom Stoppard. Hubert Selby Jr. and John Rechy. The legendary film I Am Curious (Yellow). The books that assaulted the fort of propriety that was the United States in the 1950s and ’60s, Lady Chatterley’s Lover and The Tropic of Cancer. The Evergreen Review. Victorian “erotica.” The Autobiography of Malcolm X. A bombing, a sit-in, and a near-fistfight with Norman Mailer. The common thread between these disparate elements, a number of which reshaped modern culture, was Barney Rosset. Join us for a short reading of selections from Rosset's autobiography. Also featuring a special appearance by filmmaker Ross Lipman, who will show clips from his documentary on Beckett's film "Film," which Barney Rosset produced.
Hosted by Todd