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Karl Dietrich Wolff Bio

Wolff, Karl Dietrich (b. 1943)kd wolff, publisher (Verlag Stroemfeld/Roter Stern), former national chairman of the Sozialistischer Deutscher Studentenbund (SDS) in 1967-68.

  • In October 2005 he e-mailed: "Just having found your website, I would like to inform you that I will speak on Herbert Marcuse in Starnberg on October 14, 2005. [see entry on Events page]
    I was Bundesvorsitzender (national chairman) of SDS /Sozialistischer Deutscher Studentenbund/ in 1967/68 - and met Herbert Marcuse several
    times. I founded a small publishing house in 1970, STROEMFELD/ROTER STERN, that
    still exists - we especially publish historical critical editions of German language classics, printing facsimiles of the mss. together with transcriptions, among others of Hölderlin, Kleist, Keller, Trakl, Franz Kafka."From a 1998 conference panel biography: "... publisher of Stroemfeld Publishing House, Frankfurt am Main / Basel. He studied law and was Federal Chairman of the Socialistic German Student League (SDS) from 1967 to 1968, 38 criminal proceedings. In 1970 he founded the publishing house Roter Stern (Red Star) and in 1979 the Stroemfeld Publishing House. He is primarily a publisher of critical historical editions including the Hölderlin edition of Frankfurt, the Kleist edition of Brandenburg, the Franz Kafka edition, which were awarded several prizes for their novel documentation of handwriting facsimiles by using typographical inscriptions (partly with CD-ROM). KD Wolff is an executive member of the German P.E.N. Centre."Publishing house websites: www.stroemfeld.com; www.textkritik.de
  • Dec. 2004 Netzeitung article "Hölderlin vom Roten Stern"
Index entries: Wolff, Karl Dietrich
Updated: 2005