Singleton, Charles S.

Singleton, Charles S. (Southward)

(1909–85) translator, author, educator; born in McLoud, Okla. He taught 40 years at the Johns Hopkins University and ten years at Yale. A scholar of Italian Renaissance literature, of his many translations, essays, and critical works, the masterwork was the definitive prose translation of Dante's Divine Comedy (6 vols. 1970–75).
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