Many of us probably never heard of Barney Rosset, but we've heard of Grove Press, publisher of Burroughs' Naked Lunch and a number of Jack Kerouac's books.
Rossett died on Tuesday at the age of 89. That's how old Jack would be right now.
Click here for a remembrance in the Wall Street Journal. Grove/Atlantic, at least for the time being, is featuring an In Memoriam to Rosset on their front page. Finally, here's the NY Times obit.
I don't know much about Rosset, but he defied censorship and championed the beat authors. In my book, that's worth noting.
RIP, Barney. I wish I'd known you.