In November I will be in a New York
for a week. I will attend the special ceremony for Barney Rosset on the
19th of November.
The New York Times ran a good piece
by Charles McGrath about Barney Rosset titled: Publisher Who
Fought Puritanism, and Won.
“On Nov. 19 Mr. Rosset will receive
a lifetime achievement award from the National Book Foundation in honor of his
many contributions to American publishing, especially his groundbreaking legal
battles to print uncensored versions of “Lady Chatterley’s Lover” and Henry
Miller’s “Tropic of Cancer.” He is also the subject of “Obscene,” a documentary
by Neil Ortenberg and Daniel O’Connor, which opens on Friday at Cinema
Barney is a publishing
legend and has been to Thailand a number of times with his wife Astrid. He
fought major censorship cases in the United States that cost him a personal
fortune. But he never gave up the fight.