Kurt Wolff: A Portrait in Essays and Letters / Edition 2
Kurt Wolff (1887-1963) was a singular presence in the literary world of the twentieth century, a cultural force shaping modern literature itself and pioneering significant changes in publishing. During an intense, active career that spanned two continents and five decades, Wolff launched seven publishing houses and nurtured an extraordinary array of writers, among them Franz Kafka, Lou Andreas-Salomé, Boris Pasternak, Günter Grass, Robert Musil, Paul Valéry, Julian Green, Lampedusa, and Anne Morrow Lindbergh.
Foreword Translator's Note Kurt Wolff: A Biographical Sketch Essays on Publishing The Publisher's Profession On Publishing in General and the Question How Do an Author and Publisher Come Together? On "Luring Away" Authors, or How Authors and Publishers Part Company Adventures in Publishing Essays on Individual Authors Franz Kafka Franz Werfel Karl Kraus Rabindranath Tagore Lou Andreas-Salomé Letters Rainer Maria Rilke Heinrich Mann Hermann Hesse Thomas Mann Anne Morrow Lindbergh Boris Pasternak Günter Grass Laudatio Laudatio for Kurt Wolff by Lambert Schneider, on behalf of the German Booksellers Association, May 15, 1960 Acceptance Speech by Kurt Wolff Kurt Wolff Bibliography Selected Titles from the Publishing Houses of Kurt Wolff Glossary of Selected Names Index