Strange Victories: Grove Press 1951-1885

Palitz Gallery, New York · 18 November 2013 - 6 February 2014

From George Hunka (The Theatre Bar):
Opening on November 18, 2013, Palitz Gallery at Syracuse University’s Lubin House at 11 East 61st Street in New York will present Strange Victories: Grove Press 1951–1985, an exhibition of books, documents, and other material relating to the history and continuing cultural significance of Barney Rosset’s counterculture publishing house. The first major exhibition to focus on the publisher, “The exhibition traces the history and evolution of Grove Press, from its role at the center of national censorship trials over the first American editions of Lady Chatterley’s Lover and Tropic of Cancer to its ascension as one of the twentieth-century’s great avant-garde publishing houses,” the university says. “Strange Victories will include original letters and manuscripts by several authors including Jack Kerouac’s introduction to Robert Frank’s The Americans as well as a facsimile of Malcolm X’s letter to Alex Haley written during his first pilgrimage to Mecca. Also included are archival documents relating to the censorship trials, Grove’s iconic book jackets, and newspaper clippings documenting the context of Grove’s publishing efforts.” [Read More]

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