Wolff, Helen, 1906-1994

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Helen Wolff (1906-1994), publisher.

Kurt Wolff (1887-1963), publisher and author.

From the description of Helen and Kurt Wolff papers, 1888-1994. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 702179078

Helen and Kurt Wolff were involved with publishing for most of the 20th century. Kurt Wolff established the Kurt Wolff Verlag in Leipzig in 1913 and Pantheon Casa Editrice in Florence in 1924 and, after immigrating to the U.S. in 1941, Kurt and Helen established Pantheon Books in New York in 1942 and the "Helen and Kurt Wolff Book" imprint with Harcourt Brace Jovanovich in 1961. Kurt Wolff died in an automobile accident in 1963, and Helen Wolff continued at Harcourt until her death in 1994.

Summary information on Kurt and Helen Wolff is available in the standard print and online biographical resources. A biographical sketch of Kurt Wolff is available in the Kurt Wolff Archives (YCGL MSS 3), and a profile of Helen Wolff is available in the August 1982 issue of The New Yorker . More detailed information may be found in Kurt Wolff's Autoren, Bücher, Abenteuer: Betrachtungen und Erinnerungen eines Verlegers (1965), Briefwechsel eines Verlegers, 1911-1963 (1966), and Kurt Wolff: A Portrait in Essays & Letters (1991). The following chronology provides dates for key events and publications: 1887 March 3, Kurt Wolff born in Bonn, Germany to Dr. Leonhard Wolff and Maria Marx 1906 July 27, Helen Mosel born in Ueskueb, Macedonia to Louis Mosel and Josephine Fischhof 1909 Kurt Wolff joins Ernst Rowohlt Verlag 1913 Kurt Wolff establishes Kurt Wolff Verlag in Leipzig 1919 Kurt Wolff Verlag moves to Munich 1924 Kurt Wolff establishes Pantheon Casa Editrice in Florence 1927 Helen Mosel works at Kurt Wolff Verlag 1933 March 28 Kurt Wolff and Helen Mosel marry 1933-35 Live in Nice, France 1935-39 Live on farm outside Florence 1939 Move to Paris 1940 Move to New York 1941 Establish Pantheon Books in New York 1945Publish The Death of Virgil by Hermann Broch 1955Publish Gift from the Sea by Anne Morrow Lindbergh 1958 Publish Doctor Zhivago by Boris Pasternak 1959 Move to Locarno, Switzerland 1961Resign from Pantheon Books 1961Launch "A Helen and Kurt Wolff Book" imprint with Harcourt Brace Jovanovich 1963 Kurt Wolff dies in automobile accident in Germany; Helen Wolff moves back to New York 1994 April 11 Helen Wolff dies

From the guide to the Helen and Kurt Wolff papers, 1888-1994, (Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library)

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Role Title Holding Repository
Relation Name
associatedWith Adamson, Joy. person
associatedWith Andreas-Salomé, Lou, 1861-1937. person
associatedWith Arendt, Hannah. person
associatedWith Arendt, Hannah. person
correspondedWith Arendt, Hannah, 1906-1975. person
correspondedWith Baynes, Cary F. person
correspondedWith Bollingen Foundation. corporateBody
associatedWith Broch, Hermann, 1886-1951. person
associatedWith Bryher, 1894-1983. person
associatedWith Faber du Faur, Curt von, 1890-1966. person
associatedWith Frisch, Max, 1911-1991. person
associatedWith Grass, Günter, 1927- person
associatedWith Green, Julien, 1900-1998. person
associatedWith Harcourt Brace Jovanovich. corporateBody
associatedWith Harington, Donald. person
associatedWith Jaffé, Aniela. person
associatedWith Jaffé, Aniela. person
associatedWith Johnson, Uwe, 1934-1984. person
associatedWith Jovanovich, William. person
associatedWith Jovanovich, William. person
associatedWith Jung, C. G. (Carl Gustav), 1875-1961. person
associatedWith Kafka, Franz, 1883-1924. person
associatedWith Kraus, Karl, 1874-1936. person
associatedWith Kurt Wolff Verlag. corporateBody
associatedWith Kurt Wolff Verlag. corporateBody
associatedWith Lindbergh, Anne Morrow, 1906-2001. person
correspondedWith Lindbergh, Charles A. (Charles Augustus), 1902-1974. person
associatedWith Lorenz, Konrad, 1903-1989. person
associatedWith Manheim, Ralph, 1907-1992. person
associatedWith Michaux, Henri, 1899-1984. person
associatedWith Morris, Jan, 1926- person
associatedWith Origo, Iris, 1902- person
associatedWith Oz, Amos. person
associatedWith Pantheon Books. corporateBody
associatedWith Pasternak, Boris Leonidovich, 1890-1960. person
associatedWith Sauerländer, Wolfgang. person
associatedWith Sauerländer, Wolfgang. person
associatedWith Schabert, Kyrill. person
associatedWith Schuyler, Steven. person
associatedWith Simenon, Georges, 1903-1989. person
associatedWith Sternheim, Carl, 1878-1942. person
associatedWith Werfel, Franz, 1890-1945. person
associatedWith Winston, Richard. person
associatedWith Winston, Richard. person
associatedWith Wolff, Kurt, 1887-1963. person
Place Name Admin Code Country
Subject
Authors, German--Archives
European literature--20th century
Publishers and Publishing
Expressionism
Authors and publishing
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Birth 1906-07-27

Death 1994-03-28

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