David R Slavitt

David R Slavitt
About the Translators: Gail Holst-Warhaft graduated from Melbourne University and received her Ph.D. degree in comparative literature from Cornell University, where she now teaches classics and modern Greek and is active in Balkan studies. She has lectured and taught also in Australia, Portugal, Greece, and Thailand. Her translations of the poems of Nikos Kavadias won the Columbia University translation prize. She has written extensively on Greek popular music and is currently completing a book on the traditional and contemporary manipulation of grief. Her recent books include Mauthausen (translation of a novel by Iakovos Kambanellis), Dangerous Voices: Women's Laments and Greek Literature, Achilles' Fiancee (translation of a novel by Alki Zei), and Road to Rembetika: Music of a Greek Sub-culture (currently in its fifth edition and available in several translations). William Matthews was the author of more than a dozen books, including eight of original poetry and two of translation. Read More chevron_right