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William Weaver

AKA William Fense Weaver

Born: 24-Jul-1923
Birthplace: Washington, DC
Died: 12-Nov-2013
Location of death: Rhinebeck, NY
Cause of death: unspecified

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Gay
Occupation: Translator, Critic

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Translator from the Italian

Military service: American Field Service (WWII, ambulance driver)

Translator of many Italian authors, principally Italo Calvino, Umberto Eco, and Giorgio Bassani. His output is in the dozens of full-sized works. He also edited an anthology, Open City: Seven Writers in Postwar Rome (1999), and has written several biographies.

Boyfriend: Kazuo Nakajima (architect, d. 2013)

    University: Princeton University
    Professor: Literature, Bard College

    American Academy of Arts and Letters
    Romney for President
    Stroke

Author of books:
Puccini: The Man and His Music (1977)
Verdi: A Documentary Study (1977)
The Verdi Companion (1979)
The Golden Century of Italian opera from Rossini to Puccini (1980)
Duse: A Biography (1984)


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