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The Tender Hour of Twilight: An interview with Jeannette Seaver

American translator, editor and publisher Richard Seaver (1926–2009) defied censorship to bring the work of authors such as Samuel Beckett, Jean Genet, Henry Miller, William S. Burroughs, Hubert Selby, Eugene Ionesco, D.H. Lawrence, Jack Kerouac, Harold Pinter and the Marquis de Sade to American readers.

The Tender Hour of Twilight is Richard Seaver’s memoir, tracing his life from the Paris of the 1950’s, where he first published Beckett, to Grove Press in New York of the 1960’s, and to the founding of Arcade Press with Jeannette Seaver. In an interview with CUNY TV, Ms. Seaver, his partner, editor and widow, discusses the impact of her late husband and the recent release of his posthumous novel. 

The Tender Hour of Twilight will be released in the U.S. January, 2012.