The French publisher Maurice Girodias was the founder of the Olympia Press which was responsible for the first publication of a number of literary icons, notably in The Traveler's Companion Series, which was an eclectic mix of erotic, often pornographic texts and avant-garde fiction. Despite considerable threat of censorship in France, Girodias was able to publish writers such as Raymond Queneau, J. P. Donleavy, Samuel Beckett, Lawrence Durell, Vladimir Nabokov, and many others, including, of course, William S. Burroughs.
Harriet Daimler The Organization. London: Olympia Press, 1971.
Harriet Daimler was the pseudonym of the American writer Iris Owens who was a close friend of William S. Burroughs.
William S. Burroughs
The Ticket That Exploded. Paris: Olympia Press, 1962.
Lolita. Paris: Olympia Press, 1955. Two volumes.
Forever Ecstasy. New York: The Olympia Press, 1971.
Tor Kung is the pseudonym of the award-winning American poet Jack Gilbert and his co-author Jean Maclean.
Molloy; Malone Dies; The Unnamable: A Trilogy. Paris: Olympia Press, 1959.
Candy. Paris: Olympia Press, 1958.
Written by the American authors Terry Southern and Mason Hoffenberg under the pseudonym "Maxwell Kenton," Candy is one of the most famous and commercially successful titles in the Traveler's Companion Series.