Honig, poet and Lorca translator dies.
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.
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.
He also translated the poetry of Federico GarcÃa Lorca and wrote a critical study, published in 1944, that was among the earliest in English of the poet, who was murdered by Francoâ€™s Nationalist forces in 1936 during the Spanish Civil War.
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