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Obelisk press

Related: Jack Kahane - publishing - French literature

Published work by: Henry Miller - Anais Nin - James Joyce - Lawrence Durrell

The Young And The Evil (1933) - Charles Henri-Ford, Parker Tyler [Amazon.com] [FR] [DE] [UK]


Obelisk Press was an English-language press based in Paris, France, founded by Jack Kahane. It published novels that were to risque to publish in the United States.

Henry Miller's 1934 novel, Tropic of Cancer, had explicit sexual passages and could not be published in the United States; an edition was printed by the Obelisk Press in Paris and copies were smuggled into the United States.

Obelisk also published Anais Nin, James Joyce, Frank Harris and Lawrence Durrell. --http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Obelisk_Press [Aug 2005]

The Young And The Evil (1933) - Charles Henri-Ford, Parker Tyler

Book Description
Praised unflinchingly by Djuna Barnes and Gertrude Stein, this stunning work, first published in 1933 by the Obelisk Press, Paris, is a non-judgemental depiction of gay life and men who earn their living there, told through characters like Julian (modeled on Ford) and Karel (based on Parker Tyler). With the added interracial connotations (book was set in Harlem and Greenwich), is anyone surprised that this title didn't clear customs across the Channel or the Pond? For decades?

see also: 1933 - gay fiction - Parker Tyler

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