Alfred A. Knopf, Sr.

Organization founder

1892 – 1984

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Who was Alfred A. Knopf, Sr.?

Alfred Abraham Knopf, Sr. was an American publisher of the 20th century, and founder of Alfred A. Knopf, Inc.. His contemporaries included the likes of Bennett Cerf and Donald Klopfer, and Frank Nelson Doubleday, J. Henry Harper and Henry Holt. Knopf paid special attention to the quality of printing, binding, and design in his books, and earned a reputation as a purist in both content and presentation.

Asked how to say his name, Knopf told the Literary Digest: "Sound the k: k'nupf."

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Born
Sep 12, 1892
New York City
Also known as
  • Alfred Knopf
  • Alfred Abraham Knopf, Sr.
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Ethnicity
  • Jewish people
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • Columbia University
Died
Aug 11, 1984
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Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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