Thursday, February 11

Grove Press

Wikipedia - "Grove Press is an American publishing imprint that was founded in 1951. Imprints include: Black Cat, Evergreen, Venus Library, and Zebra. ... Under Rossett's leaderhip, Grove introduced American readers to European avant-garde literature and theatre, including French authors Alain Robbe-Grillet, Jean Genet, and Eugène Ionesco. In 1954 Grove published Samuel Beckett's play Waiting for Godot after it had been refused by more mainstream publishers. ... Grove published most of the American Beats of the 1950s (Jack Kerouac, William Burroughs, and Allen Ginsberg) as well as poets like Frank O'Hara of the New York School and poets associated with Black Mountain and the San Francisco Renaissance such as Robert Duncan. ... The defining movements of the 1960s in America -- the antiwar, civil rights, black power, counterculture, and student movements in the United States -- along with revolutions across the globe, were debated, exposed, and discussed in Grove’s publications as was the sexual revolution. ..."
W - Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
Grove Press | WWEnd
vimeo: Strange Victories: Grove Press, 1951-1985 in the Special Collections Research Center at Syracuse University Library

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