Obscene: A Portrait of Barney Rosset and Grove Press

Here’s the trailer for a fine 2007 documentary about one of Contrappasso Magazine‘s heroes: the late Barney Rosset (1922-2012), whose Grove Press and Evergreen Review fought the hard battle for freedom of expression in the United States.

Rosset published such writers as Henry Miller, Samuel Beckett, Jean Genet, Pablo Neruda, Octavio Paz, Kenzaburō Ōe, William S. Burroughs, Jack Kerouac, Eugène Ionesco, and Floyd Salas, whose memoir piece ‘Darkness Come Down’ appeared in issue #1 of Contrappasso. Salas appears as an interview subject in the documentary directed by Daniel O’Connor and Neil Ortenberg.

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