Herbert Marcuse
Herbert Marcuse

Permission to publish Herbert Marcuse's writings


  • Peter Marcuse, Herbert's son (and a professor of urban planning at Columbia University in New York City), is the literary executor for Herbert's estate.
    Requests to publish, republish or translate any of Herbert's writings should be addressed to him at [email protected].
    • The standard contractual requirements are as follows:
      1. The following note must be printed in juxtaposition with the material published or quoted:
        “With permission of the Literary Estate of Herbert Marcuse, Peter Marcuse, Executor, whose permission is required for any further publication. All rights to further publication are retained by the Estate. “
      2. Copyright to the material, if obtained, should be assigned to Literary Estate of Herbert Marcuse, Peter Marcuse, Executor, at the address below.
      3. One copy of the publication in which the material appears should be sent to:
        Peter Marcuse
        932 West Campus Ln
        Goleta, CA 93117 USA
      4. Another copy should be sent to:
        Herbert Marcuse Nachlass
        Archivzentrum der Stadt- und- Universitätsbibliothek
        Bockenheimer Landstrasse 134-138
        60325 Frankfurt/Main        Germany
      5. If royalties are being paid, they should be forwarded to :
        Peter Marcuse
        932 West Campus Ln
        Goleta, CA 93117 USA
  • Herbert's letters and papers are held as the Marcuse Nachlass at the Archivzentrum of City and University Library in Frankfurt, Germany (Stadt- und Universitätsbibliothek).
    Peter-Erwin Jansen can grant permission to scholars to see limited-access materials.
    (for more information on Jansen, see the Scholars and Activists page--he is the editor of the German edition of Herbert's unpublished writings)