Jacques Schiffrin & Cie.
Jacques Schiffrin founded the publishing house Jacques Schiffrin & Cie. in New York after his arrival in 1941. He published works of the French Resistance. Publishing French books was highly competitive, and Schiffrin had to borrow money for his publishing activities. He finally decided that a cooperation would be a better plan. He became a partner of Kurt Wolff’s Pantheon Books in 1942.
Schiffrin had first gained publishing experience in 1923 when he founded the publishing house Schiffrin & Co. in Paris. He became famous for The Bibliothèque de la Pléiade, a critical and annotated series of complete works of classic authors in pocket format. After the Nazis invaded France, he and his family managed to flee to Southern French, which had not been occupied at that time and on to Casablanca and Lisbon until they finally arrived in New York in August 1941.
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