Obscene | 2008
Barney Rosset--one of the great unsung heroes in post-war America's battle for free expression. As publisher of Grove Press and the Evergreen Review, he challenged the obscenity bans against "Lady Chatterley's Lover," "Tropic of Cancer," "Naked Lunch" and many more controversial works. His literary and political instincts led him to publish everything from Samuel Beckett's "Waiting for Godot" to "The Autobiography of Malcolm X." But his passion was not limited to literature. His love of the medium of film lead to him to produce "Strange Victory," a 1948 documentary about post-war racism. Later in his life, he went so far as to battle censors in the Supreme Court to distribute the risque 1967 Swedish film "I Am Curious."