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Quotation attributed to Goethe

Posted by Joe Esposito on April 03, 2004

I have been trying to track down a quotation that I once heard attributed to Goethe. The quotation (presumably in translation) is to the effect that "there is a special place in hell for publishers." I would appreciate it if anyone can verify the quotation, provide a precise English translation, and summarize the context of the original utterance.

Thank you.