Profile of Black Sun Press’s extravagant proprietors


I confess I had never heard of the Black Sun Press, a private press established in 1920’s Paris by two wealthy American expats, until reading about literature’s ‘most scandalous couple’ in The Telegraph yesterday. This article has it all: a beautiful, young, and wealthy couple; adultery, orgies, James Joyce, D.H. Lawrence, Picasso, Nazis, incest, stock market crashes, suicide . . . . and a private press at the heart of it all. Read the article here.

Above: Caresse Crosby checking proofs with Roger Lescaret. Photo: Time & Life Pictures/Getty Image.

— Paul Razzell