Sad News: Obituary in Literary Translation

  • Carlos Pujol (1936 ― January 17, 2012), Spanish translator, Doctor of Philology and author of 90 books. His translations include Jane Austen's "Emma," Charles Baudelaire's "Las flores del mal" [Flowers of Evil] and Stendhal's "Rojo y negro" [Red and Black]. Complete story from
  • George Whitman (December 12, 1913 ― December 14, 2011), founder of the Paris bookshop and literary institution Shakespeare & Co., which published James Joyce's "Ulisses" at a time everybody else had refused to do so. Complete story from Los Angeles Times
  • Gilbert Adair (December 29, 1944 ― December 8, 2011) novelist, screenwriter, and translator whose translation highlights include François Truffaut‘s letters and George Perec‘s 1969 novel "La Disparition," a work in which the letter “e” never shows up. Complete story from Melville House