Guy Davenport

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Birthday
23, 1927
Birthplace
Anderson, SC
DEATH DATE
Jan 4, 2005 (77)
Birth Sign
Sagittarius
Birthday
23, 1927
Birthplace
Anderson, SC
DEATH DATE
Jan 4, 2005 (77)

About

A South Carolina-born author, translator, artist, and teacher, he is best known for such short fiction works as Apples and Pears (1984) and The Cardiff Team (1986). As a translator, he focused on the works of Greek lyric poets such as Sappho and Archilochos.

Before Fame

He attended Duke University, Merton College-Oxford, and Harvard University. He published his first short story collection, Tatlin!, in 1974.

Trivia

He illustrated the jackets of his books.

Family Life

He was born in Anderson, South Carolina and grew up in Appalachia as the son of a railroad worker. He died of lung cancer in Lexington, Kentucky at the age of seventy-seven.

Associated With

He attended Merton College, Oxford, where he studied under Lord of the Rings author J.R.R. Tolkien.