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Howard, Richard

Born: 1929 AD
Currently alive, at 86 years of age.
Nationality: American
Categories: Essayists, Poets, Translator, Writers

1929 – Richard Howard, born on the 13th of October in Cleveland, Ohio. He is a distinguished American poet, literary critic, essayist, teacher, and translator.

1951 – 1952 – A graduate of Columbia University with B.A and M.A.

1952 – 1953 – After reading French letters at the Sorbonne, he had a brief early career as a lexicographer.

1969 – Won the Pulitzer Prize for poetry for his  collection Untitled Subjects, which took for its subject dramatic imagined letters and monologues of 19th century historical figures.

1976 – He was awarded the PEN Translation Prize for his translation of E. M. Cioran’s A Short History of Decay.

1983 – Awarded by the American Book Award for his translation of Baudelaire’s Les Fleurs du Mal.