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05/06/09

Iranian Translator and Literary Critic Reza Seyed-Hosseini Dies at 83


TEHRAN, May 2 (Mehr News Agency) -- Iranian scholar and translator Reza Seyyed-Hosseini died at the Iranmehr Hospital on Friday morning. He was 83.


Reza Seyyed-Hosseini

He was hospitalized for a spinal cord problem one month ago for which he underwent surgery, author Media Kashigar told MNA.


Seyyed-Hosseini's funeral

Born in 1926 in Ardabil, he has penned many academic treatises including renowned "Literary Schools" and he has translated works by Albert Camus, Andre Malraux, Jean-Paul Sartre and Marguerite Duras from French into Persian.

Reza Seyyed Hosseini was chosen as Iran's 2001 eternal figure in the field of translation.

His most important work was "Literary Schools," his two-volume book about Western literature; first published in 1955, it has been reprinted many times in numerous editions. He also led a group of scholars that compiled an anthology of Iranian literature. His students include many of Iran's most prominent literary figures. "He was actively educating poets, writers and novelists," said Media Kashigar, a translator and close friend of Mr. Seyed-Hosseini in Tehran. (read New York Times report)
 

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