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Michael Henry Heim, 1943–2012

By Susan Harris

The incomparable Michael Henry Heim died September 29. Translator of scores of books from a dozen languages and professor of Slavic at UCLA for forty years, he did perhaps more than anyone to advance translation in the US. Michael shaped both theory and practice across the field, introducing English-language readers to the literature of the Czech Republic, Serbia, and Croatia, among many others, while training a generation of translators and scholars to continue his work. He touched the entire translation community with his brilliance, energy, and boundless generosity. RIP, beloved Michael.

Published Sep 30, 2012   Copyright 2012 Susan Harris

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