Championing Beckett, Malcolm X, and Erotica

From the New York Times, two appraisals, by Douglas Martin and Charles McGrath, of the career and contributions of Barney Rosset (1922-2012), who guided Grove Press. Over the years, Mr. Rosset defended many of the titles he published, in court and in the media. The work he brought to the attention of the public included Malcolm X's autobiography, Frederick Wiseman's documentary "Titicut Follies," the work of Samuel Beckett, Henry Miller, Eric Berne's "Games People Play," and, oh yes, that Swedish entry, "I Am Curious Yellow."