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Richard Howard

Richard Howard is the author of seventeen volumes of poetry and has published more than one hundred fifty translations from the French, including, for NYRB, Marc Fumaroli’s [When the World Spoke French](http://www.nybooks.com/books/imprints/classics/when-the-world-spoke-french/), Balzac’s [Unknown Masterpiece](http://www.nybooks.com/books/imprints/classics/the-unknown-masterpiece/), and Maupassant’s [Alien Hearts](http://www.nybooks.com/books/imprints/classics/alien-hearts/). He has received a National Book Award for his translation of Les Fleurs du Mal and a Pulitzer Prize for Untitled Subjects, a collection of poetry. His most recent book of poems, inspired by his own schooling in Ohio, is A Progressive Education (2014).

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