Remembrances
5:11 pm
Tue October 16, 2012

Remembering A Great Literary Translator

Originally published on Tue October 16, 2012 6:06 pm

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.