Editor, novelist and former president of PEN America Henry Coffin Carlisle, Jr., 84, died yesterday in San Francisco of complications from pneumonia. He began his publishing career in New York at Knopf in 1954, editing books under the direction of Blanche Knopf. The author of many novels, along with his wife and frequent co-translator and co-author Olga, he helped organize the publication in the West of Alexander Solzhenitsyn’s THE FIRST CIRCLE, THE GULAG ARCHIPELAGO while the author was still in the USSR. He was elected President of PEN America in 1976. In addition to his wife of sixty years, he is survived by his brother Miles and his son Michael Carlisle, a partner at Inkwell Management. No service is currently planned.
Author of The Making of a Counter Culture: Reflections on the Technocratic Society Theodore Roszak, 77, died on July 5 in Berkeley, CA of liver cancer and other illnesses. That book, published three weeks after Woodstock in 1969, coined the phrase “counterculture.” The NYT says, “in serendipitously timely fashion, the book provided what many regarded as a profound analysis of the youth movement, finding its roots in a sterile Western culture that had prompted young people to seek spiritual meaning in LSD, exotic religions and even comic books.”