Loren Glass

Loren Glass is professor of English and the Center for the Book at the University of Iowa. His books include Authors Inc.: Literary Celebrity in the Modern United States, 1880-1980 and Counterculture Colophon: Grove Press, the Evergreen Review, and the Incorporation of the Avant-Garde. He is directing a Digital Humanities initiative called “The Program Era Project.”


Booking Film

Loren Glass considers "From the Third Eye: The Evergreen Review Film Reader," edited by Ed Halter and Barney Rosset....

Marketing Modernism

Loren Glass surveys the many strengths of Lise Jaillant's "Cheap Modernism: Expanding Markets, Publishers’ Series and the Avant-Garde."...

Tropic of Barney

Loren Glass on the autobiography of Barney Rosset, legendary publisher of Grove Press....

Serious Series

Does the Modern Library's creation of a “common reader” prove the role of marketing in canon formation?...

Beat Biographer

Biography, rather than literary criticism, has become the dominant genre in the canonization of the Beats....

Golden Age

IN THE PREFACE TO THIS REMARKABLE memoir, Richard Seaver claims that he had never intended to publish it. And indeed he ...

Counter-Culture Colophon
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