Barnet Lee Rosset
- Category : Business-Entrepreneur
- Type : GE
- Profile : 2/4 - Hermit / Opportunist
- Definition : Split - Large
- Incarnation Cross : RAX Planning 2
American publisher, the Chairman and President of Grove Press, Inc. From his first small publishing house in 1952, he had relentlessly attacked the limits of censorship. In 1959 he won a decisive battle with his publication of "Lady Chatterley's Lover." When the book was termed "obscene and filthy," he carried the case to the federal courts, where the judge declared it to be acceptable literature.
Grove went on to publish hard-cover Black Circle books and Black Cat and Zebra paperbacks, the monthly slick-paper magazine Evergreen Review, became the owner of Evergreen Theatre, and the originator and distributor of films.
A shy and skinny kid with thick glasses, Rosset was always a mover and shaker, a leader from youth as class President and a football star with his sports letter and a car. He made three marriages, the second August 1953; one son, and the third in 1965; two kids.