American Poet Richard Howard Passed Away at the Age of 92
We are sad to announce to you that famous American poet, literary critic, essayist, teacher, and translator Richard Howard passed away on Thursday (31 March 2022) at the age of 92. He was a remarkable Pulitzer Prize winner who translated many French materials to English.
He succeeded to turn the boring monologues into an active voice of manner, and also translated translations of many famous authors’ works such as Roland Barthes, Alain Robbe-Grillet, and a lot of other French books and articles into English.
Richard Howard was a well-known professor emeritus at Columbia University who has published numerous academic articles in various fields such as English literature, poetry, and translation. According to his husband, David Alexander Howard was long-suffering from a disease.
Richard Howard’s career lasted about 50 years and during this time he elaborated on various poetry, essays, and translations materials and also over 200 books. Through this, he gained much fame and became known as a very influential literary creator, commentator, and interpreter.
In 1970 he won the Pulitzer award for “Untitled Subjects” and also was chosen as a National Book Award finalist for “Without Saying.” in 2008. One of his award-winning works was the translation of Charles Baudelaire’s “Les Fleurs du Mal” which won the National Book Award in 1983.
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Right from the time, the heartbreaking news of Richard Howard’s passing started appearing on news sources and social media pages, literature lovers and also the ones who appreciated Howard’s art started asking making questions about his passing.
Howard was born into a Jewish family and then was adopted by Emma Joseph and Harry Orwitz who were a middle-class Cleveland couple. According to his husband David Alexander, Richard Howard’s cause of death was dementia.
Howard was also known as a literary critic and his astonishing 1969 volume “Alone With America” was about 594 pages long. He wrote about 41 American poets who had published at least two books and among many of them, we can find considerable positive influence.
Apart from the Pulitzer prize, he has also won other honorable awards he shows his literary power and class of work. For instance, in 1967 he won the PEN Translation Prize for his translation of E. M. Cioran’s A Short History of Decay.
Nonetheless, by any means, we do not either confirm or deny any of the rumors which have spread out on the internet and actually are trying our best in order to find the most reliable news and information about Richard Howard’s cause of death and also to add additional updates on a daily basis.
Apart from what we earlier talked about, what is highly important to us is family privacy and social respect toward Howard’s family and friends. We wish them peace and solace in such a difficult time of need.
Adam Dalva who is a professional book editor reacted to Richard Howard’s demise and on Twitter stated:
“So sad that Richard Howard has died – he was a brilliant translator (his Charterhouse of Parma!), a great lecturer, and a lovely man. Most of all, he was a friend to my mom, and always kind to me, and no one has ever had better Xmas couples outfits than Richard and David”
During his career, he had some contributions to other well-known literary figures. Howard had a long friendship with writers and editors who worked for Princeton University Press’s “Lockert Library of Poetry in Translation.”. He also worked on Jewish materials, such as translator Peter Cole’s “Selected Poems of Solomon Ibn Gabirol”.