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Edmund Keeley

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Edmund Keeley is the author of seven novels, nine volumes of nonfiction, and fourteen volumes of poetry in translation. He taught English, creative writing, and Hellenic studies at Princeton for forty years and retired in 1994 as Charles Barnwell Straut Professor of English. His awards include the Rome Prize for fiction and the Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the Landon Prize for Translation from the Academy of American Poets, the PEN/Ralph Manheim Medal for Translation, and the Criticos Prize for nonfiction. His latest books are Inventing Paradise: The Greek Journey, 1937-47 (1999), On Translation: Reflections and Conversations (2000), and a novel, Some Wine for Remembrance (2001).

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