Grove Press is a hardcover and paperback imprint of Grove Atlantic, Inc. Grove Press was founded on Grove Street in New York’s Greenwich Village in 1947. But its true beginning came in 1951 when twenty-eight-year-old Barney Rossett, Jr. bought the company and turned it into one of the most influential publishers of the 1950s, 60s, and 70s. From the outset, Rossett took chances: Grove published many of the Beats including William S. Burroughs, Jack Kerouac, and Allen Ginsberg. In addition, Grove Press became the preeminent publisher of twentieth-century drama in America, publishing the work of Samuel Beckett (Nobel Prize for Literature 1969), Bertold Brecht, Eugene Ionesco, David Mamet (Pulitzer Prize for Drama 1984), Harold Pinter (Nobel Prize for Literature 2005), Tom Stoppard, and many more. The press also introduced to American audiences the work of international authors such as Jorge Luis Borges, Mikhail Bulgakov, Marguerite Duras, Jean Genet, Pablo Neruda, Octavio Paz (Nobel Prize for Literature 1990), Kenzaburo Oe (Nobel Prize for Literature 1994), Elfriede Jelinek (Nobel Prize for Literature 2004), Alain Robbe-Grillet, and Juan Rulfo. In the late 1950s and early 1960s, Barney Rossett challenged the obscenity laws by publishing D. H. Lawrence’s Lady Chatterley’s Lover and then Henry Miller’s Tropic of Cancer. His landmark court victories changed the American cultural landscape. Grove Press went on to publish literary erotic classics like The Story of O and ground-breaking gay fiction like John Rechy’s City of Night, as well as the works of the Marquis de Sade. On the political front, Grove Press published classics that include Franz Fanon’s The Wretched of the Earth, The Autobiography of Malcolm X, and Che Guevara’s The Bolivian Diary, among many other titles. In 1986, Barney Rosset sold the company and the press became part of Grove Weidenfeld. In 1993 that company was merged with Atlantic Monthly Press to form Grove Atlantic, Inc.

Since 1993, Grove Press has been both a hardcover and paperback imprint of Grove Atlantic publishing fiction, drama, poetry, literature in translation, and general nonfiction. Authors and titles include Jon Lee Anderson’s Che Guevara: A Revolutionary Life, Robert Olen Butler’s A Good Scent from a Strange Mountain (Pulitzer Prize for Literature 1993), Kiran Desai’s Inheritance of Loss (Man Booker Prize 2006), Richard Flanagan’s Gould’s Book of Fish (Commonwealth Prize 2002), Ismail Kadare’s The Siege, Jerzy Kosinski’s Steps (National Book Award 1969), Jacqueline Susann’s Valley of the Dolls, Nick McDonell’s Twelve, Catherine Millet’s The Sexual Life of Catherine M., Pascal Mercier’s Night Train to Lisbon, Kay Ryan (Poet Laureate of the United States 2008/9) as well as Antonio Lobo Antunes, Will Self, Barry Hannah, Terry Southern, and many others.

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Now Dig This

The Magic Christian

Blue Movie

Candy

Flash and Filigree
Terry Southern (1924-1995) began writing satiric, outrageous fiction at the age of 12, when he rewrote Edgar Allen Poe stories "because they didn't go far enough". After serving in the Army as a Lieutenant in World War II, he wrote short stories while studying at the Sorbonne. "The Accident," published in the premier issue of The Paris Review, was the first short story to appear in that magazine. According to Peter Matheissen, "The Sun and the Stillborn Stars," also by Terry, determined the course of The Paris Review as a venue for short fiction. He admired and befriended British novelist Henry Greene, who convinced Andre Deutch to publish his first novel, Flash and Filigree (1958). Residing with his first wife Carol in Geneva, he spent days conjuring surrealistic exploits for trillionaire trickster "Grand Guy Guy Grand" in The Magic Christian (1958) while at the same time writing Candy (1960) for Maurice Girodias' Olympia Press. He and Gregory Corso presented Naked Lunch to Girodias, convincing him to publish it. Terry published numerous short stories in England, France and America, (anthologized in Red Dirt Marijuana and Other Tastes), and co-edited Writers in Revolt ; an Anthology of the Most Controversial Writing in the World Today:(1962) with Alex Trocci and Richard Seaver. After settling in an old farmhouse in East Canaan, Connecticut, Stanley Kubrick, after meeting him during an interview Terry conducted for Esquire, and upon the recommendation of Peter Sellers of the comic wit found in Magic Christian,, invited him to employ a satirical touch to Dr. Strangelove (1964). A rewarding period in Hollywood followed, including writing dialog for the films: The Loved One (1965), The Collector, Cincinnati Kid (1966), Casino Royale and Barbarella (1967). Terry helped launch the Independent film movement by co-authoring Easy Rider (1968), and writing/co-producing with his old Paris/Greenwich Village hipster soul mate Aram Avakian The End Of The Road (1970), filmed entirely on-location in the Berkshires with Actors Studio cast and a non-Union crew (including James Earl Jones, Stacey Keach and Gordon Willis). After the quiet publication of Blue Movie (1970), he turned to screenwriting full-time, working on original scripts, adaptations, and speculative assignments throughout the 70s and 80s. During this difficult period, when films and "quality-lit" (a phrase he coined) moved from character-driven stories to action-packed blockbuster, the IRS repeatedly attempted to reclaim over $150,000 in unpaid taxes from the mid-sixties. He was hired in the early-eighties by Michael O'Donohough to write for Saturday Night Live, and wrote The Telephone (1986) with singer-songwriter Harry Nilsson. With legitimate film work increasingly elusive, Terry taught Screenwriting at both NYU and Columbia University from the late 80s until his death in 1995. His last novel, Texas Summer, was released by Richard Seaver in 1992. His novels; The Magic Christian, Flash and Filigree, Blue Movie and Candy are available through Grove Atlantic. A new collection, Now Dig This; The Unspeakable Writings of Terry Southern 1950-1995 was released by Grove in 2001, as was Terry's biography by Lee Hill: A Grand Guy, the Art and Life of Terry Southern (published by Harper Collins).

Writing History:
Grove titles:
NOW DIG THIS; The Unspeakable Writings of Terry Southern (2001; Grove)
CANDY (1958; Olympia Press, FR)
MAGIC CHRISTIAN (1960; Andre Deutch, UK)
FLASH AND FILIGREE (1958; Andre Deutch, UK)
BLUE MOVIE (1970; Quadrangle)



other:
Give Me Your Hump! The Unspeakable Terry Southern (CD); Koch Progressive; 2001
EARLY STONES; (1992; Hyperion)
VIRGIN;  (1995; A Publishing Company)
Paris Review (various issues)
Grand Street (various issues)
Open City (various issues)



Author Website:
http://www.terrysouthern.com
http://www.nowdigthis.com



Other Links:
features:
http://www.time.com/time/sampler/article/0,8599,131172,00.html
http://www.gadfly.orghttp://www.gadfly.org/2000-01/toc.asp
http://www.scenariomag.com/current/discomfort.html
http://www.newtimesla.com/1999/021199/feature1-1.html
http://www.texasobserver.org/subjects/back/southern.html
http://creativescreenwriting.com/8.4.htm/
http://www.denverpost.com/Stories/0,1002,78%257E234627,00.html



reviews:
http://www.nytimes.com/books/01/06/17/reviews/010617.17deder.html
http://www.inthesetimes.com/web2519/barsanti2519.html
http://globalarchive.ft.com/globalarchive/articles.html?id=010707001254&query=Terry+Southern



interviews:
http://www.altx.com/int2/terry.southern.html
http://www.carminestreet.com/smoke_signals.html#terry.southern



new york times archive of articles on or by Terry Southern:
http://www.nytimes.com/books/01/06/17/specials/southern.html



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