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PASSINGS: William Weaver, Barbara Park, Sheila Mathews Allen, Billy Hardwick

William Weaver Acclaimed translator of prominent Italian writers William Weaver, 90, one of the world's most honored and widely read translators, who helped introduce English-language readers to the works of Umberto Eco, Italo Calvino and many other Italian writers, died Nov. 12 at a retirement home in Rhinebeck, N.Y., his family said. The retired Bard College literature professor had been in poor health for years after a stroke. An ambulance driver in Italy during World War II, Weaver went on to translate some of that country's popular and influential books, notably Eco's international bestseller "The Name of the Rose" and Calvino's singular...

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