Barney Rosset: A Crusader Against Censorship Laws

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The book publisher who championed the works of beat poets and Samuel Beckett, and who defied censors with the publication of Lady Chatterley's Lover and Tropic of Cancer, died Tuesday at age 89. Fresh Air remembers Rosset with excerpts from a 1991 interview.

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Obscene, a documentary feature about Rosset and Grove Press by Neil Ortenberg and Daniel O’Connor, was released September 26, 2008. The film was a selection of the 2007 Toronto International Film Festival. DVD on Amazon of the documentary - Obscene: A Portrait of Barney Rosset and Grove Press The DVD is $26. You can use Amazon Instant Video and stream the movie for $2.99. You can also buy permanent access to the Amazon Instant Video for $9.99. Here is a link to the streaming version: Obscene