Ants Oras

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Birthday
8, 1900
Birthplace
Estonia
Death Date
Dec 21, 1982 (82)
Birth Sign
Sagittarius
Birthday
8, 1900
Birthplace
Estonia
Death Date
Dec 21, 1982 (82)

About

A twentieth-century Estonian writer and translator, he is best known for his pause test theory, which posits that different English Renaissance playwrights placed pauses in their blank verse at different places, according to personal preference and unconscious habit. Oras' published works include Marie Under and Estonian Literature in Exile.

Before Fame

He studied at Tartu University and Oxford University.

Trivia

He published The Critical Ideas of T.S. Eliot in 1932.

Family Life

He was raised in Tallinn, Estonia. He died in the United States after teaching for a decade at the University of Florida.

Associated With

He translated the poems of John Milton.