Heim, Michael

Michael Heim is Professor of Slavic Languages and Literatures and Comparative Literature at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), where he has taught for more than thirty-five years. He has translated contemporary and classical fiction and drama from the Czech, Dutch, French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Romanian, Russian, and Serbian/Croatian. His work includes Anton Chekhov’s Life and Thought: Selected Letters, The Unbearable Lightness of Being by Milan Kundera, Too Loud a Solitude by Bohumil Hrabal; My Century and Peeling the Onion by Günter Grass, Helping Verbs of the Heart, by Peter Esterházy, Encyclopedia of the Dead by Danilo Kiš, and Wonder by Hugo Claus. He has recently published new translations of Chekhov’s plays and Mann’s Death in Venice and is currently working on his first translation from the Chinese.


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Opening Up The World