Walter W. Arndt

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1916 – 2011

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Who was Walter W. Arndt?

Walter Werner Arndt was a world-renowned scholar and translator of German and Russian. At the time of his death, he was the Sherman Fairchild Professor of Humanities, Emeritus, of Russian Language and Literature at Dartmouth College. With degrees in Business Administration from Warsaw University, in Political Science and Economics from Oxford University, a Masters in Engineering from Robert College, and a PhD. in Comparative Literature from UNC, Chapel Hill, Arndt was well known for his metric translations, which included versions of Goethe's Faust, Aleksandr Pushkin's Eugene Onegin, a number of poems by Rainer Maria Rilke, as well as works by Busch, Morgenstern, and others. His translation of Eugene Onegin won the Bollingen Poetry Translation Prize in 1962.

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Born
May 14, 1916
Istanbul
Also known as
  • Walter Arndt
  • Walter Werner Arndt
Nationality
  • United States of America
Education
  • PhD, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
    Comparative literature
    ( - 1956)
  • Linguistics
  • Classics
Lived in
  • New Hampshire
    ( - 2011/02/15)
Died
Feb 15, 2011
New Hampshire

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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