Andrei Codrescu http://wwno.org en Is There Any Meaning In Poet Seamus Heaney's Last Text? http://wwno.org/post/there-any-meaning-poet-seamus-heaneys-last-text Commentator Andrei Codrescu reflects on the text message written by poet Seamus Heaney just before he died. In Latin he wrote to his wife "do not be afraid." The 74-year-old Heaney died in a Dublin hospital last week. Codrescu says no great meaning should be implied — it was just a personal message to his wife. Fri, 06 Sep 2013 21:20:00 +0000 Andrei Codrescu 43415 at http://wwno.org Remembering A Great Literary Translator http://wwno.org/post/remembering-great-literary-translator Michael Henry Heim was an internationally-known translator who created highly-praised English versions of such masterpieces as "Death in Venice" and "The Unbearable Lightness of Being," has died. He was 69. Heim taught Slavic languages and literature at the University of California, Los Angeles for 40 years. He died from complications of melanoma. Tue, 16 Oct 2012 22:11:00 +0000 Andrei Codrescu 21741 at http://wwno.org