Ludwig Marcuse

Philosopher, Author

1894 – 1971

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Who was Ludwig Marcuse?

Professor Ludwig Marcuse, was a philosopher and writer of Jewish origin.

From 1933 to 1940 Marcuse lived in France, settling with other German exiles in Sanary-sur-Mer. From 1940 to 1950 he lived in Los Angeles. He returned to Germany at the end of his life.

In 1962, his non-fiction book Obscene: The history of an indignation was published. The work revolves around leading obscenity trials: Friedrich Schlegel's Lucinde, Gustave Flaubert's Madame Bovary, Arthur Schnitzler's Round Dance, D. H. Lawrence's Lady Chatterley, and Henry Miller's Tropic of Cancer. A chapter is also devoted to the crusade of Anthony Comstock and the New York Society for the Suppression of Vice.

His papers are held at the Feuchtwanger Memorial Library at the University of Southern California.

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Born
Feb 8, 1894
Berlin
Nationality
  • Germany
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Died
Aug 2, 1971
Bad Wiessee, Germany

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on July 23, 2013

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