UCLA professor Michael Henry Heim, translator of ‘Unbearable Lightness of Being,’ dies at 69 (U.S.)

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Mark
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Italian to English
Sounds right to me. Oct 5, 2012

Heim said he disagreed with the view that translators effectively were creating new works and didn’t consider himself a novelist.

“As long as there are people I can translate who are better fiction writers than I am, I’ll translate them,” he told UCLA Today in 2006.
That seems a sensible attitude. If I wrote a work of fiction, I don’t think I’d want it translated by someone who thought they were creating a new work of their own.

But then, I could never write fiction anyway.


 


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