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Loren Glass Interviews Relating to Grove Press

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Finding aid created by: MRC
Date: 20 Feb 2013

Biographical History

Grove Press was an American alternative book press founded in 1951 by editor and publisher Barney Rossett. It merged with The Atlantic Monthly Press in 1991 and as of 2010 is an imprint of the publisher Grove/Atlantic, Inc. Grove Press was known for its unusual and sometimes controversial publications, including French avant-garde authors Jean Genet and Eugene Ionesco; Beat poets Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg, and William Burroughs; and books deemed obscene at the time, such as unexpurgated editions of Henry Miller's Tropic of Cancer and D. H. Lawrence's Lady Chatterley's Lover.

Loren Glass is an Associate Professor at the University of Iowa, specializing in 19th and 20th century American literature and culture. He has received numerous awards, honors and grants in recognition of his scholarly work. Counter-Culture Colophon is his second book.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Loren Glass Interviews Relating to Grove Press consists of digital audiorecordings of a number of interviews of former members of the avant-garde publishing house Grove Press. The interviews were conducted by Loren Glass as part of the research for his book on the history of the company, entitled Counter-Culture Colophon: Grove Press, the Evergreen Review and the Incorporation of the Avant-Garde (Stanford University Press, 2013).

Interviewees are:


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Use Restrictions:

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Related Material

See also the Grove Press Records.

Subject Headings


Douw, Judith Schmidt.
Entrekin, Morgan.
Glass, Loren.
Goldfischer, Morrie.
Graf, Herman.
Jordan, Fred.
Menza, Claudia.
Rosset, Barney.
Seaver, Jeannette.
Sobel, Nat.

Corporate Bodies

Grove Press.


Book editors -- United States.
Periodical editors -- United States.
Periodicals -- Publishing -- United States.
Publishers and publishing -- United States.

Genres and Forms

Sound recordings.


Editors and publishers.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Preferred citation for this material is as follows:

Loren Glass Interviews Relating to Grove Press,
Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries

Acquisition Information

Gift of Loren Glass, 2013.

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