Saturday, March 23, 2013

Blanche And Alfred Knopf

Carl Van Vechten’s famous 1932 photographic portrait of Blanche and Alfred Knopf.

As my father has noted many times over the last ten or fifteen years, there has been a grievous deterioration in what has been coming out under the Knopf imprint since at least the mid-1990s.

The death of Knopf as a serious publishing house coincided exactly with the death of The New Yorker as a serious magazine, hardly a coincidence to anyone following the publishing field.

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