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Norman R. Shapiro

Translator, French
Norman Shapiro is professor of romance languages and literatures and Distinguished Professor of Literary Translation at Wesleyan University. Among his many translations are Four Farces by Georges Feydeau, which was nominated for a National Book Award; The Fabulists French: Verse Fables of Nine Centuries, named Distinguished Book of the Year by the American Literary Translator’s Association; One Hundred and One Poems by Paul Verlaine, which won the Modern Language Association of America’s Scaglione Prize; and Charles Baudelaire: Selected Poems from “Les Fleurs du mal.” (Photo credit: Harvard Gazette)