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Gregory Rabassa, translator of Gabriel Garcia Marquez, dies at 94

Gregory Rabassa, translator of Gabriel Garcia Marquez, dies at 94

Gregory Rabassa, a translator of worldwide influence and esteem who helped introduce Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Julio Cortazar and other Latin American authors to millions of English-language readers, has died.

A longtime professor at Queens College, Rabassa died Monday at a hospice in Branford, Conn. He was 94 and died after a brief illness, according to his daughter, Kate Rabassa Wallen.

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