“I believe that I should be thought of as the publisher who broke the cultural barrier raised like a Berlin Wall between the public and free expression in literature, film, and drama. My determination to publish an unexpurgated edition of Lady Chatterley in 1954 was consistent with my long-held conviction that an author should be free to write whatever he or she pleased, and a publisher free to publish anything. I mean anything.”
Happy birthday to Barney Rosset! Pictured here playing chess, 267 ½ West Eleventh Street, Greenwich Village, New York City, 1948. What better way to honor Rosset’s legacy than support the Kickstarter of the new Evergreen Review, now in its final hours! Photo by Haskell Wexler.
lately I've been reading a lot of articles about how our generation is the dumbest one that ever was, and technology is turning every brain it touches into tapioca, and I'm genuinely thinking of killing myself- if there's no hope for the world, why bother to live? You're the smartest person I've ever met, and one of the most optimistic, so I thought I might ask you if you have any advice.