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Pantheon’s founder, Kurt Wolff, was born in Germany in 1887 to a Catholic father and a Jewish mother. He studied German literature and in 1913, founded Kurt WolffVerlag. Among the authors he published were Franz Kafka, Franz Werfel, and in German translation, Emile Zola, Maxim Gorky, Anton Chekhov, and Sinclair Lewis. Admiring the way young up-and coming American publishers such Alfred A. Knopf and Random House’s Bennett Cerf employed contemporary, cutting-edge artists for text design, book jackets, and newspaper advertising, he did likewise, for which he was criticized by other German publishers. The deteriorating German economic conditions forced Wolff to close Kurt Wolff Verlag in 1930, and the changing political climate resulted in his decision to emigrate in 1933. He spent several years in France and then in Italy, where he became publishers of Pantheon Case Editrice, which he had co-founded in 1924. Wolff and his wife, Helen, emigrated to the United States in 1941. Within a year, they founded Pantheon Books in a one-room office in lower Manhattan. Wolff specialized in publishing literature in translation by authors such as Hermann Broch, Giuseppe di Lampedusa, Boris Pasternak, Karl Jung and Gunter Grass. He also published important works on art history. In 1961, Bennett Cerf bought Pantheon and it became a part of Random House. Today, Pantheon is part of the Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group and continues to publish world-class literature. Pantheon’s authors include Julia Glass, James Gleick, Ha Jin, Anne Morrow Lindbergh, Alexander McCall Smith, Marjane Satrapi, Art Spiegelman, and Studs Terkel.

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Cop Killer - The Story of a Crime

By: Pantheon Books

Year: 1975

Type: Novel - Hardcover

Product Line: Mystery Novels (Pantheon Books)

(dust jacket VG)

Gamut of Games, A

By: Pantheon Books

Year: 1982

Type: Softcover

Product Line: Gamut of Games, A

Modern Soviet Society

By: Pantheon Books

Year: 1983

Type: Hardcover

Product Line: Historical Books (Pantheon Books)

(dust jacket Fair)

Beyond Competition

By: Pantheon Books

Stock #: 394-83605-7    Year: 1977

Type: Softcover

Product Line: Beyond Competition

Korea - The Unkown War

By: Pantheon Books

Stock #: 0-394-55366-7    Year: 1988

Type: Hardcover

Product Line: Historical Books (Pantheon Books)

Minority Report

By: Pantheon Books

Stock #: 0-375-42187-4    Year: 2002

Type: Novel - Hardcover

Product Line: Science Fiction Novels (Pantheon Books)

Rabbi's Cat, The

By: Pantheon Books

Stock #: 0-375-42281-1    Year: 2005

Type: Hardcover

Product Line: Graphic Novels - Historical/Alternate History (Pantheon Books)

Terra!

By: Pantheon Books

Year: 1983

Type: Novel - Softcover

Product Line: Science Fiction Novels (Pantheon Books)

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