Eugen Diederichs

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Eugen Diederichs

Eugen Diederichs (June 22, 1867 – September 10, 1930)[1] was a German publisher born in Löbitz, in the Prussian Province of Saxony.

Diederichs started his publishing company in Florence, Italy, in 1896.[2] He moved on to Leipzig,[3] where he published the early works of Hermann Hesse, and from there to Jena in 1904.[4] He started publishing the magazine Die Tat in 1912.[5]

Diedrichs married Helene Voigt in 1898; the couple separated in 1911.[3] He married the writer Lulu von Strauß und Torney (de) in 1916.[6] Diederichs died in Jena in 1930.

Since 1988, Diederichs has become an imprint of the Hugendubel publishing house.[4]


  1. ^ "Diederichs, Eugen, 1867–1930". US Library of Congress. 
  2. ^ Smith, Helmut Walser (2011). The Oxford Handbook of Modern German History. Oxford University Press. p. 485. ISBN 0199237395. 
  3. ^ a b Bédé, Jean Albert; Edgerton, William Benbow (1980). Columbia Dictionary of Modern European Literature. p. 857. ISBN 0231037171. 
  4. ^ a b "About Diederichs Publishers". Random House. 
  5. ^ Staudenmaier, Peter (2014). Between Occultism and Nazism: Anthroposophy and the Politics of Race in the Fascist Era. p. 82. ISBN 9004270159. 
  6. ^ Furness, Raymond; Humble, Malcolm, eds. (2003). A Companion to Twentieth-Century German Literature. p. 284. ISBN 1134747640. 

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