Éditions Denoël

Éditions Denoël is a French publishing house founded in 1930 by the Belgian Robert Denoël and the American Bernard Steele (1902-1979).

Éditions Denoël
Parent companyÉditions Gallimard
FounderRobert Denoël and Bernard Steele
Country of originFrance
Headquarters locationParis
Publication typesBooks
Official websitewww.denoel.fr

Called the Éditions Denoël-Steele during its first few years, it had its first success in 1932 with Voyage au bout de la nuit by Louis-Ferdinand Céline. In 1934, Denoël edited Louis Aragon's Les Cloches de Bâle and Antonin Artaud's Héliogabale ou l'anarchiste couronné and, in 1936, Mort à crédit by Céline, as well as several notable pamphlets, such as Bagatelles pour un massacre (1937) and L'École des cadavres (1938). At this time, Denoël can be considered unusual in respect to its diverse choice of publications. Until May 1940, for example, it published an Anti-German political magazine as well as the anti-Semitic pamphlets of Céline and Lucien Rebatet. Bernard Steele left the company, because of Céline's pamphlet Mea culpa (1936). Robert Denoël himself was murdered in 1945 possibly by French terrorists, along with many others who collaborated with the Germans, during the period of lawlessness following the liberation of Paris.

Today, the Éditions Denoël publish around one hundred titles per year, spanning different collections covering fiction, non-fiction, and even comic books.

Among the most famous authors published by Éditions Denoël are Sébastien Japrisot, Jack Kerouac, Norman Mailer, Ray Bradbury, Philip K. Dick, Jeanne Benameur, and Bertrand Latour. Since 2006, editor Olivier Rubinstein has also published the literary review Le Meilleur des mondes.

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