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Michael Henry Heim

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Michael Henry Heim

Michael Henry Heim was a professor of Slavic languages and literatures and comparative literature at UCLA. He was a prolific translator of Russian, Czech, Serbo-Croatian, Hungarian, German, Dutch, Italian, and French literature. His translations include Chekhov’s plays and a collection of Chekhov’s letters, three novels and a play by Milan Kundera, two novels and a collection of stories by Bohumil Hrabal, two novels by Danilo Kis, a children’s novel by Hans-Magnus Enzensberger, Günter Grass’s My Century, and works by contemporary Russian novelists (Vassily Aksyonov, Felix Roziner, Sasha Sokolov) and Hungarian novelists (Istvan Örkeny, Peter Esterhazy, György Konrad). Heim died in September of 2012.

Articles by Michael Henry Heim

from The Ministry of Pain
By Dubravka Ugrešic
Like the desert the northern landscape makes for absolutism. Except that in the north the desert is green and full of water. And there are no temptations, no roundnesses or curves. The land is flat, which…
Translated from Croatian by Michael Henry Heim
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