William Weaver, renowned translator of Umberto Eco etc, dies aged 90

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William Weaver, renowned translator of Umberto Eco etc, dies aged 90

Nov 19 2013

William Weaver, who has died aged 90, was the greatest of all Italian translators. Before him, the professional translator was considered little better than a superior sort of typist. Weaver helped to bring the art of translation out of obscurity and give it a literary credence and recognition. His versions of Italo Calvino and Umberto Eco are models of exactitude and seamless craft.

Source: The Guardian

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