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“Obscene,” The Biography of American Publisher Barney Rosset

This month, Arts Alliance America and Arthouse Films will be releasing a DVD biography on the greatest American publisher of the 20th century and one of the most influential cultural figures of his time ~ Barney Rosset. ┬áRosset was the publisher of the influential Grove Press (1951) and Evergreen Review and embarked on a tumultuous career of publishing and political engagement that continues to inspire today’s defenders of free expression.

Not only was he the first American publisher of acclaimed authors Samuel Beckett, Kenzaburo Oe, Tom Stoppard, Che Guevara, and Malcolm X, but he also battled the government in the highest courts to overrule the obscenity ban on groundbreaking works of fiction such as Lady Chatterley’s Lover, Tropic of Cancer and Naked Lunch. Arts Alliance America and Arthouse Films are proud to release, Obscene a definitive biography that shows the life and career of Barney Rosset. The DVD will be available this January 27, 2009 for a suggested retail price of $29.95.


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