Kurt Wolff: A Portrait in Essays and Letters / Edition 2

Kurt Wolff: A Portrait in Essays and Letters / Edition 2

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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.

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ISBN-13: 9780226905518
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 10/28/1991
Edition description: 1
Pages: 252
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

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
Rainer Maria Rilke
Heinrich Mann
Hermann Hesse
Thomas Mann
Anne Morrow Lindbergh
Boris Pasternak
Günter Grass
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

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