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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] His publishing firm, the Eugen Diederichs Verlag, played a central role in Germany's neo-conservative or revolutionary conservative movement in the late 19th and early 20th century.[6]

Diedrichs married Helene Voigt in 1898; the couple separated in 1911.[3] He married the writer Lulu von Strauß und Torney [de] in 1916.[7] 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. Archived from the original on February 27, 2015.
  5. ^ Staudenmaier, Peter (2014). Between Occultism and Nazism: Anthroposophy and the Politics of Race in the Fascist Era. p. 82. ISBN 9004270159.
  6. ^ Stark, Gary D. (1981). Entrepreneurs of Ideology: Neoconservative Publishers in Germany, 1890-1933. Chapel Hill: The University of North Carolina Press. ISBN 0-8078-1452-0.
  7. ^ Furness, Raymond; Humble, Malcolm, eds. (2003). A Companion to Twentieth-Century German Literature. p. 284. ISBN 1134747640.

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