Ralph Manheim

American, 1907 – 1992

Ralph Manheim was one of the 20th century’s greatest literary translators from French and German. His work includes translations of Brecht, Céline, Günter Grass, Peter Handke, Heidegger, Hesse, among many others. Manheim was the recipient of numerous honors, including the National Book Award and a MacArthur Fellowship.