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Henry Carlisle dies at 84; author, translator helped bring Solzhenitsyn's work to Western audiences
Henry Carlisle dies at 84; author, translator helped bring Solzhenitsyn's work to Western audiences

Henry Carlisle, a San Francisco author, translator and former editor who with his wife helped bring two works by Alexander Solzhenitsyn to Western audiences, has died. He was 84. Carlisle died of complications from pneumonia July 11 in San Francisco, said his son, Michael. Called a "literary statesman" by USC professor and former California state librarian Kevin Starr, Carlisle had a wide-ranging career in American letters that began in the 1950s, when he was an editor for Albert Camus. He championed Soviet dissident writers as a member of PEN American Center, the literary and human rights group that he led as president in the 1970s. He mentored aspiring writers as a teacher at...

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