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Blanche Wolf Knopf

Blanche Wolf Knopf

Blanche W. Knopf made the publishing firm she shared with her husband one of the most respected in the world, bringing some of the greatest American and European thinkers of the twentieth century to an American audience.

Birth of publisher Blanche Wolf Knopf

July 30, 1894

Blanche Wolf Knopf, longtime leader of the publishing company Alfred A. Knopf, was born.

Blanche Wolf Knopf

Blanche W. Knopf was one of that small group of women who were major book publishers. Married to Alfred A. Knopf in 1916, she became a vice president of the firm in 1921 and president in 1957. During her tenure, the firm was noted for publishing such authors as André Gide, Jean-Paul Sartre, Albert Camus, Elizabeth Bowen, Ilya Ehrenburg, Mikhail Sholokov, Thomas Mann, and Sigmund Freud. Her intellectual interests, flawless French, and sensitivity to emerging literary trends were matched by her personal style and social prowess.

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Jewish Women's Archive. "Blanche Wolf Knopf." (Viewed on November 22, 2014) <http://jwa.org/taxonomy/term/19180>.

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