Manheim, Ralph

Manheim, Ralph

(?1907–92) translator; born in New York City. Regarded as the dean of American professional translators, he produced more than 100 English translations of works by Freud, Jung, Heidegger, Brecht, Grass, Hesse, Proust, and other French and German writers. His many prizes included a MacArthur Foundation "genius" award (1983). He lived after 1950 in Paris and after 1985 in England.
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