EVERGREEN BOOKS (GROVE PRESS)
About This Series: "The Grove Press was started in 1949 by Robert Phelps and John Balcomb 'to publish the kind of books that other publishers publish books about -- those unexpected masterpieces of the past and present that have been more read about than read, simply because they have been hitherto inaccessible to the general reader.' "
[Phelps and Balcomb published each Grove Press title as a hardback and as a paperback. They published three titles: Herman Melville's The Confidence Man, Selected Writings of the Ingenious Mrs. Behn, and Verse in English of Richard Crashaw.
"The firm was forced to close down after these first three titles. At that time, the market may not have been acclimated to this type of publication in paperback, the price was comparatively high and the distribution system was inadequate. The makeup was unattractive, with undistinguished typography on plain white background.
In November, 1952, Barney Rosset took over the assets of the Grove Press, maintained the editorial policy, but limited the output to hardcover editions. He brought out fifty-eight titles, some originals, some new editions of older works, including numerous translations from the French (Simone de Beauvoir, Gerard de Nerval, Valery Larbaud, Arthur Rimbaud, Stendhal, Emile Zola). Other authors published were Samuel Beckett, Wallace Fowlie, Henry James, Ashley Montagu and Gertrude Stein. (...)
Barney Rosset knew that most of his readers bought their books in college bookstores and in regular bookstores in close proximity to campuses throughout the country. (...) it was felt the market could be better exploited by publishing a new series of paperbacks... The series appears under the name of the 'Evergreen Books' and titles are also available in hardcover editions.
The [Evergreen Books] list consists of fiction and nonfiction works appealing to a college audience and of originals of literary value, with a decided avant-garde slant, which is also expressed in modernistic abstract cover designs, most of which are done by Roy Kuhlman.
'Evergreen Books' of original poetry, like True and False Unicorn by James Broughton and Meditations in an Emergency by Frank O'Hara are unique in paperbound series. The works of Samuel Beckett (Malone Dies, Proust) are the first American editions of this writer, and the Evergreen Review introduces new authors and styles to the public. Bestsellers, of which over 20,000 copies have been sold, include Robert M. Lindner's Rebel without a Cause and Herman Melville's The Confidence Man."
-- Frank L. Schick, The Paperbound Book in America: The History of Paperbacks and their European Background. New York: R. R. Bowker Company, 1958, pp. 190-1.
Serial Number / Title / Author
E-1 The Confidence-Man: His Masquerade - Herman Melville
E-2 The Verse in English of Richard Crashaw
E-3 Selected Writings of the Ingenious Mrs. Aphra Behn: Comprising the Four Novels, and Selected Verse and Translations - Aprhra Behn
E-4 Count d'Orgel - Raymond Radiguet
E-5 The Sacred Fount - Henry James
E-6 The Marquis de Sade: An Essay - Simone de Beauvoir
E-8 Immortality - Ashely Montagu
E-18 Molloy: A Novel - Samuel Beckett
E-19 Cycle for Mother Cabrini - John Logan
E-21 Germinie - Edmond de Goncourt and Jules de Goncourt. Frontispiece by Anthony Gross. Introduction by Martin Turnell.
E-22 The insulted and Injured - Fyodor Dostoyevsky
E-23 Oedipus Myth and Complex: A Review of Psychoanalytic Theory - Patrick Mullahy
E-24 Jung's Psychology and its Social Meaning: An Introductory Statement of C.G. Jung's Psychological Theories and a First Interpretation of their Significance for the Social Sciences - Ira Progoff
E-25 Pudd'nhead Wilson: A Tale - Mark Twain - F. R. Leavis
E-26 Mid-century French Poets: Selections, Translations, and Critical Notices - Wallace Fowlie
E-27 Virgin Soil - Ivan Sergeevich Turgenev. Translated by Constance Garnett.
E-28 Mano Majra - Khushwant Singh
E-29 The Poems of Catullus - Gaius Valerius Catullus. Translated and with an introduction by Horace Gregory.
E-30 Three Exemplary Novels - Miguel de Unamuno. Translated by Angel Flores. Introduction by Angel del Río. Contents: "The Maquis of Lumbria", "Two Mothers", "Nothing Less Than A Man"
E-31 Democracy and Dictatorship: Their Psychology and Patterns of Life - Zevedei Barbu
E-32 Storm at Castelfranco - Chester Kallman
E-33 Waiting for Godot: Tragicomedy in 2 Acts - Samuel Beckett
E-34 Listening with the Third Ear: The Inner Experience of a Psychoanalyst - Theodor Reik
E-37 The Antic Muse. American Writers in Parody: A Collection of Parody, Satire, and Literary Burlesque of American Writers Past and Present - Robert P. Falk
E-38 One foot in Eden - Edwin Muir
E39 Malone Dies: A Novel - Samuel Beckett
E-40 The Biosocial Nature of Man - Ashley Montagu
E-41 The Pit: A Story of Chicago - Frank Norris
E-42 Three Penny Novel - Bertolt Brecht
E-43 White Jacket - Herman Melville
E-44 The Maids and Deathwatch. Two Plays. - Jean Genet
E-45 Rebel Without a Cause: The Hypnoanalysis of a Criminal Psychopath - Robert Mitchell Lindner. Introduction by Sheldon Glueck and Eleanor T Glueck.
E-46 The Last Enemy - Berton Roueché
E-47 The Forgotten Language: An Introduction to the Understanding of Dreams, Fairy Tales, and Myths - Erich Fromm
E-48 The House of the Dead - Fyodor Dostoyevsky
E-49 Captain Dreyfus: The Story of a Mass Hysteria - Nicholas Halasz
E-50 Proust - Samuel Beckett
E-54 Poet in New York - Lorca
E-55 Pierre - Herman Melville
E-62 The No Plays of Japan
E-67 Psychoanalysis: Evolution and Development - Thompson & Mullahy
E-71 Selected Poems of H. D.
E-90 Three Plays - Ugo Betti
E-96 Endgame - Samuel Beckett
E-97 The Enduring Art of Japan - Warner
E-101 Four Plays - Eugène Ionesco
E-104 Murphy - Samuel Beckett
E-105 Science of Culture - White
E-108 Walker in the City - Kazin
E-112 Monkey - Wu Ch'eng-en
E-119 Amedee, The New Tenant, Victims of Duty - Eugène Ionesco
E-124 Loves of Krishna - Archer
E-127 The Theater and its Double - Artaud
E-130 The Balcony - Jean Genet
E-139 Psychology of Personality - McCarey, ed.
E-142 World of William Faulkner - Miner
E-143 Albert Camus - Thody
E-144 Fade Out - Woolf
E-145 The Wonder that was India - Basham
E-152 Watt - Samuel Beckett
E-155 The Kabuki Theatre - Ernst
E-159 A Taste of Honey - Delaney
E-163 The Monk - Lewis
E-175 One Thousand Souls - Pisemsky
E-180 Essays in Individual Psychology - Adler & Deutsch, eds.
E-181 Mark Tobey - Roberts
E-187 Selected Poems of Bertolt Brecht - Hays, trans.
E-189 The Killer - Eugène Ionesco
E-190 100 Selected Poems of e. e. cummings
E-193. Jealousy: A Novel - Alain Robbe-Grillet.
E-196 Philip Guston - Ashton
E-199 Stuart Davis - Blesh
E-206 Rivers in the Desert - Glueck
E-208 The Blacks - Jean Genet
E-216 Anthology of Japanese Literature - Donald Keene, ed.
E-219 The Spirit of Zen - Watts
E-221 Artists' Theatre - Machiz, ed.
E-223 The Connection - Gelber
E-224 Creative Vision - Block & Salinger, eds.
E-226 Krapp's Last Tape - Samuel Beckett
E-231 Manual of Zen Buddhism - Suzuki
E-237 The New American Poetry - Allen, ed.
E-240 Modern Japanese Literature - Donald Keene, ed.
E-242 Dynamics in Psychology - Kohler
E-253 Nadja - André Breton
E-259 Rhinoceros - Eugène Ionesco
E-268 Literary Landfalls - Aury
E-269 Killachter Meadow - Higgins
E-281 Monsieur Levert - Robert Pinget
E-284 Hiroshima Mon Amour - Marguerite Duras
E-285 Contemporary European Psychiatry - Bellak, ed.
E-286 The Sociological Imagination - Mills
E-289 Anthology of Zen - Briggs, ed.
E-291 The Apple - Gelber
E-297 Baal Babylon - Arrabal
E-298 The Caretaker & The Dumb Waiter - Harold Pinter
E-300 Transactional Analysis in Psychotherapy - Berne
E-304 The Dying Gladiators - Gregory
E-305 The Way to Colonos - Cicellis
E-307 Red Eye of Love - Weinstein
E-309 Essays in Zen Buddhism - Suzuki
E-310 Problems in Historical Psychology - Barbu
E-312 Serjeant Musgrave's Dance - Arden
E-315 The Birthday Party & The Room - Harold Pinter
E-317 F'ings Ain't Wot They Used to Be - Norman
E-318 Happy Days - Samuel Beckett
E-320 Last Days at Marienbad - Alain Robbe-Grillet
E-324 The Future as History - Heilbroner
E-325 One Way Pendulum - Simpson
E-326 Thank You and Other Poems - Koch
E-327 Dock Brief and Other Plays - Mortimer
E-328 The Palm-Wine Drinkard - Tutuola
E-330 What the Buddha Taught - Rahula
E-332 Muntu: An Outline of the New African Culture - Jahn
E-333 Bid Me to Live - H. D.
E-334 Modern German Drama - Garten
E-338 The Lion in Love - Delaney
E-344 The Visit - Dürrenmatt
E-345 The Heroes of the Greeks - Kerényi
E-347 Psychotherapy in the Soviet Union - Winn
E-350 Three Plays - Harold Pinter
E-351 The Art of Making Dances - Humphrey
E-353 Frigidity in Women, Vol. 1 - Stekel
E-355 Prescription for Rebellion - Lindner
E-356 Psychoanalysis & Civilization - Hollitscher
E-358 Introduction to Modern Existentialism - Breisach
E-359 The Labyrinth of Solitude - Octavio Paz
E-360 Zen Buddhism and Psychoanalysis - Suzuki, Fromm, DeMartino
E-364 Selected Poems of Pablo Neruda - Belitt, trans.
E-365 Arshile Gorky - Rosenberg
E-368 Ficciones - Borges
E-370 Education for Freedom - Hutchins
E-373 Hitler's Secret Book
E-374 The Screens - Jean Genet
E-375 Helen in Egypt - H.D.
E-377 Modern German Poetry - Hamburger, Middleton, eds.
E-378 Film: Book 2 - Hughes, ed.
E-379 Poems in English - Beckett
E-380 The Physicists - Dürrenmatt
E-381 Tom Jones - Osborne
E-382 Stand Up, Friend, With Me - Field
E-383 Toward Jazz - Hodeir
E-384 Systematic Sociology - Mannheim
E-385 Tropic of Capricorn - Henry Miller
E-386 The Dead Lecturer - LeRoi Jones
E-387 Notes & Counter Notes - Eugène Ionesco
E-388 How It Is - Samuel Beckett
E-389 What is Existentialism? - Barrett
E-390 The Wretched of the Earth - Franz Fanon
E-391 Bertha and Other Plays - Koch
E-392 The Erasers - Alain Robbe-Grillet
E-393 Entertaining Mr. Sloane - Joe Orton
E-394 Square in the Eye - Gelber
E-397 The Structure and Dynamics of Organizations and Groups - Berne
E-398 San Francisco at Your Feet - Doss
E-399 Inadmissible Evidence - Osborne
Sources of above list:
(1) Waiting For Godot: A Tragicomedy in Two Acts by Samuel Beckett
New York, Grove Press. (c) 1954 by Grove Press. "Forty-first printing". (Evergreen Books, E-33.) Paperback. c. 69 pages.
(2) Online databases.
(3) Various printed issues of Cumulative Book Index (Wilson) and of other bibliographies, indexes and book trade journals.
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