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Maurice Girodias

Book publisher

Died when: 71 years 82 days (854 months)
Star Sign: Aries


Maurice Girodias

Maurice Girodias (12 April 1919 – 3 July 1990) was a French publisher who founded the Olympia Press, specialising in risqué books, censored in Britain and America, that were permitted in France in English-language versions only.

It evolved from his father’s Obelisk Press, famous for publishing Henry Miller’s Tropic of Cancer.Girodias published Vladimir Nabokov's Lolita, J.

P.Donleavy’s The Ginger Man (involving a 20-year lawsuit), and works by Samuel Beckett, William S.Burroughs, John Glassco and Christopher Logue.

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