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February 22, 2012
by Dan
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Midweek Miscellany

Publisher, film distributor and rebel Barney Rosset has died aged 89. The Associated Press obituary is here: As publisher of Grove Press, Rosset was a First Amendment crusader who helped overthrow 20th century censorship laws in the United States and … Continue reading

December 9, 2011
by Dan
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Something for the Weekend

An interview with designer Suzanne Dean, creative director at Random House UK,  in The Daily Telegraph: For this year’s Man Booker winner, Dean tried out, in her own estimation, about 20 different jackets. Working with the book’s themes of time and … Continue reading

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