Edwin Honig (1919-2011)

This just in via the New York Times, see full obituary there:

Edwin Honig, a poet, critic and translator known for his elegant English renditions of seminal works of Spanish and Portuguese literature, died on May 25 at his home in Providence, R.I. He was 91. The cause was complications of Alzheimer’s disease, said Barbara L. Estrin, a friend and former student.

At his death, Professor Honig was emeritus professor of English and comparative literature at Brown University, where he had taught from 1957 until his retirement in 1982.

As a translator, Professor Honig helped bring the work of Fernando Pessoa, the great Portuguese poet of the early 20th century, to an English-speaking readership.


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