Cohen, J.M. (John Michael), 1903-1989

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J. M. (John Michael) Cohen was a prolific translator into English of European literature. After working in his father's manufacturing business from 1925 until 1940, he was moved by a wartime shortage of teachers to become a schoolmaster. In addition to teaching young people, he spent the war years teaching himself Spanish and Russian, and he launched his translation career with the first English translation of poems by Boris Pasternak. In addition to his translations of major works of Spanish and French literature for Penguin Books, Cohen also edited several important anthologies of Spanish and Latin American literature, as well as many of the Penguin Classics.

Epithet: translator

British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001569.0x0003a5

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creatorOf Edward Upward: Correspondence (1981), 1981 British Library
creatorOf Edward Upward: Reviews of In the Thirties, 1962 British Library
creatorOf Edward Upward: Correspondence (1980), 1980 British Library
creatorOf Edward Upward: Correspondence (1982), 1982 British Library
creatorOf Edward Upward: Correspondence (1940s), 1943-1948 British Library
creatorOf Edward Upward: Correspondence (1985), 1985 British Library
creatorOf Edward Upward: Journal (1963), 1963 British Library
referencedIn Papers of Robert Graves: Correspondence (arranged by correspondent), c1909 to 2004 St John's College, Oxford
creatorOf Edward Upward: Correspondence (1983), 1983 British Library
creatorOf Edward Upward: Correspondence (1977), 1977 British Library
creatorOf Edward Upward: Correspondence (1987), 1987 British Library
creatorOf Edward Upward: Correspondence (1989), 1989 British Library
referencedIn Edward Upward: Supplementary Papers, 1920-2009 British Library: Western Manuscripts
creatorOf Edward Upward: Correspondence (1988), 1988 British Library
referencedIn Boxer mss., 1923-1975 Lilly Library (Indiana University, Bloomington)http://www.indiana.edu/~liblilly
referencedIn David Gascoyne papers, 1822-2010, n.d. British Library: Western Manuscripts
creatorOf Edward Upward: Correspondence (1984), 1984 British Library
creatorOf Edward Upward: Correspondence (1986), 1986 British Library
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associatedWith Boxer, C. R. (Charles Ralph), 1904- person
associatedWith Gascoyne, David Emery, 1916-2001 person
associatedWith Graves, Robert Windham, 1858-1934 person
correspondedWith Upward, Edward Falaise, 1903-2009 person
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Birth 1903-02-05

Death 1989-07-19

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