Tribute to Barney Rosset

Mike Topp

Barney Rosset was sweeping, continuous, nocturnal, amiable, romantic, involute, pressing, oblique, contrary, shadowy, astronomical, decorative, minimal, sadistic, taciturn, anxiety-ridden, fashionable, noir, headlong, lunar, bumpy, historical, left-handed, hard-drinking, geometric, disarrayed, anti-everything, musical, Victorian, destructive, cloudy, momentary, lonely, mental, translucent, bold, steep, precise, Irish, duplicitous, artistic, virginal, repetitious, revealing, psychological, sporting, hair-raising, passionate, obscene, amusing, playful, cautious, fearful, existential, adolescent, theatrical, botanical, personal, purplish, heartless, Jewish, symbolic, futuristic, impulsive, delicate, heroic, filmic, evergreen.