Category Archives: Publishing

Built to fight, Grove publisher Barney Rosset, 89, took on American censorship with ‘Lady Chatterley’s Lover’

MANHATTAN – Barney Rosset, the flamboyant, provocative publisher who helped change the course of publishing in the United States, bringing masters like Samuel Beckett to Americans’ attention under his Grove Press imprint and winning celebrated First Amendment slugfests against censorship,

Built to fight, Grove publisher Barney Rosset, 89, took on American censorship with ‘Lady Chatterley’s Lover’

MANHATTAN – Barney Rosset, the flamboyant, provocative publisher who helped change the course of publishing in the United States, bringing masters like Samuel Beckett to Americans’ attention under his Grove Press imprint and winning celebrated First Amendment slugfests against censorship,

John T. Sargent, Doubleday publisher, squired Jacqueline Onassis, moved among New York elite

NEW YORK – John T. Sargent, who as president and later chairman of Doubleday & Company oversaw its expansion from a modest-size family-controlled book publisher to an industry giant with interests extending into broadcasting and baseball, died on Sunday at

John T. Sargent, Doubleday publisher, squired Jacqueline Onassis, moved among New York elite

NEW YORK – John T. Sargent, who as president and later chairman of Doubleday & Company oversaw its expansion from a modest-size family-controlled book publisher to an industry giant with interests extending into broadcasting and baseball, died on Sunday at

Being edited by Doubleday publisher Samuel S. Vaughan, 83, could mean firing a gun

TENAFLY, N.J. – Samuel S. Vaughan of Tenafly, a book editor who worked with and befriended top authors, most notably the polysyllabic William F. Buckley, died Monday. He was 83. Samuel Vaughan, who died Monday, lived in Tenafly. The cause

Being edited by Doubleday publisher Samuel S. Vaughan, 83, could mean firing a gun

TENAFLY, N.J. – Samuel S. Vaughan of Tenafly, a book editor who worked with and befriended top authors, most notably the polysyllabic William F. Buckley, died Monday. He was 83. Samuel Vaughan, who died Monday, lived in Tenafly. The cause

Czech dissident, celebrated author Josef Skvorecky, 87, dies in Toronto

TORONTO – Josef Skvorecky, a dissident writer who fled the former Czechoslovakia following the invasion of Soviet troops and made his way to Canada, has died after a battle with cancer, confirms his widow, actress/writer Zdena Salivarova. University of Toronto

Czech dissident, celebrated author Josef Skvorecky, 87, dies in Toronto

TORONTO – Josef Skvorecky, a dissident writer who fled the former Czechoslovakia following the invasion of Soviet troops and made his way to Canada, has died after a battle with cancer, confirms his widow, actress/writer Zdena Salivarova. University of Toronto