Jim Underwood obituary

Jim Underwood, who has died aged 78, was a varied, thoughtful and intelligent translator, whose work was published under the name JA Underwood.From the early 1970s until his death, he was one of the key figures in bringing to a wide audience many remarkable works of French and German literature. I was lucky enough to commission two of his translations for Penguin Classics: Walter Benjamin’s One-Way Street and Other Writings, and Grimmelshausen’s novel Simplicissimus, the latter a mass of 17th-century military argot, puns and violent slapstick, all of which he handled with aplomb. He lived just long enough to enjoy his translation’s marvellous reviews. Continue reading... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

[ The Guardian | 2018-08-14 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Jim Underwood obituary

Jim Underwood, who has died aged 78, was a varied, thoughtful and intelligent translator, whose work was published under the name JA Underwood.From the early 1970s until his death, he was one of the key figures in bringing to a wide audience many remarkable works of French and German literature.... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2018-08-14 00:00:00 UTC ]
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