LitBirthdays July 9

Happy Birthday Anne Born!

Anne Born

Anne Born (born 1924, U.K. poet and literary translator)

Read about Anne Born here and here

Read Anne Born’s obituary here

“Anne began writing for publication in the 1960s. Already a private poet, she also began writing and translating short pieces commercially before finding her feet as one of Britain’s foremost translators of Danish, something with which she obtained considerable practical assistance from her husband. This was well ahead of the current boom in “Eurocrime”, at a time when literary translation was almost entirely confined to the classics, or at least to “high” literature. Born contributed to both genres, for example in translating Hans Christian Andersen’s The Comet (in 1982); in providing the first English rendition of The Snow Queen and Other Poems (in 1977); and in translating the entire oeuvre of Karen Blixen (aka Isak Dinesen), including Letters from Africa, 1914-1931 (1981).”

 

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