According to her son Kory Grossman, Edith Grossman cause of death was pancreatic cancer. She has been battling the illness for a while now. Grossman died on September 4, 2023, at the age of 87
Edith Grossman, whose celebrated translations of Gabriel Garcia Marquez’s “Love in the Time of Cholera” and Miguel de Cervantes’ “Don Quixote” boosted the awareness of the translator’s often-overlooked job, died on Monday at her Manhattan home.
Who was Edith Grossman?
Edith Grossman was a literary translator from the United States. Her work translating Latin American and Spanish literature into English was well-known. She translated the works of Nobel laureates Mario Vargas Llosa, Gabriel Garca Márquez, Mayra Montero, Augusto Monterroso, Jaime Manrique, Julián Ros, lvaro Mutis, and Miguel de Cervantes, among others.
However, she received the PEN/Ralph Manheim Medal for Translation and the Thornton Wilder Prize for Translation in 2022.
Grossman was born in 1936 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She earned her B.A. and M.A. from the University of Pennsylvania, her Ph.D. from New York University, and her B.A. and M.A. from the University of California, Berkeley.
Moreover, early in her career, she taught at NYU and Columbia University. Her career as a translator began in 1972, when a friend, Jo-Anne Engelbert, asked her to translate a tale from the Argentine avant-garde writer Macedonio Fernández’s collection of short works. Grossman afterwards shifted her concentration from scholarship and critique to translation.
Edith Grossman cause of death.
Edith Grossman died at the age of 87 on September 4, 2023. Her cause of death has not yet been made public but reports have it that she died of pancreatic cancer.
However, her health has been deteriorating in recent years. She was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease in 2022.
Edith Grossman was married to Norman Grossman from 1965 till 1984, and they had two boys. Grossman died of pancreatic cancer on September 4, 2023, at the age of 87, at her home in Manhattan.
Jonathan and David are the names of her sons. David is a businessman and Jonathan is a lawyer. They are both residents of New York City.