About the Author
Burton Raffel has taught English, Classics, and Comparative Literature at universities in the United States, Israel, and Canada. His books include translations of Beowulf, Horace: Odes, Epodes, Epistles, Satires, The Complete Poetry and Prose of Chairil Anwar, From the Vietnamese, Ten Centuries of Poetry, The Complete Poetry of Osip Emilevich, Mandelstram (with Alla Burago)
, and Poems From the Old English
and The Annotated Milton
; several critical studies, Introduction to Poetry, How to Read a Poem, The Development of Modern Indonesian Poetry
, and The Forked Tounge: A Study of the Translation Process
; and Mia Poems
, a volume of his own poetry. Mr. Raffel practiced law on Wall Street and taught in the Ford Foundation’s English Language Teacher Training Project in Indonesia.