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Rae Dalven was born on 25 April, 1904 in oman. Discover Rae Dalven's Biography, Age, Height, Physical Stats, Dating/Affairs, Family and career updates. Learn How rich is She in this year and how She spends money? Also learn how She earned most of networth at the age of 88 years old?

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Born 25 April 1904
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Date of death 27 July 1992, New York City
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Goldwyn, Adam J. 2022. Rae Dalven: The Life of a Greek-Jewish Immigrant. Isnafi: Ioannina.


The Rae Dalven Prize was awarded for the first time in 1997. NYU’s Alexander S. Onassis Program in Hellenic Studies requests submissions for the annual prize to acknowledge academic excellence in Hellenic Studies among students at New York University.


Although Dalven is best known as a translator and historian, she was also a playwright and graduated from the Yale Drama School with an M.A. in 1941. She is the author of four autobiographical plays, Marriages are Arranged in Heaven, Our Kind of People, A Matter of Survival, and Esther.


Dalven's career as a translator began with the poems of her nephew by marriage, Joseph Eliya [el], who died in 1931, after learning about him from a cousin that sparked their correspondence for the last three years of his life. In 1935, Eliya's mother requested that Dalven translate her son's poetry into English as his dying wish. She made trips to Ioannina, Eliya's hometown, in 1936 and 1937, prior to the destruction of the Jewish community there. The notes and impressions she recorded eventually became the foundation for her future books and plays about the Romaniote community of Ioannina. Her translations of Eliya's poems, published in 1944 by Anatolia Press in New York, were some of the earliest translations of modern Greek poetry published in the United States and outside of Greece. Her other notable translations include the poems of Yiannis Ritsos, a communist whose poems were banned during the Greek junta (1967-1974) - Dalven's translations were some of the first translations of his poetry following the end of the dictatorship.


Dalven died at 87 years old in Beth Israel Medical Center in Manhattan. Her final book, Daughters of Sappho, an anthology of 25 female Greek poets in translation from the 1920s to the 1990s, was published posthumously in 1994. The anthology, with nearly two hundred poems, was the first comprehensive collection of contemporary Greek women's poetry in English. Poets in the anthology included Ioanna Tsatsou, née Seferiádou, the wife of Konstantinos Tsatsos and sister of Giorgos Seferis; Victoria Theodorou, who chronicled the Greek Civil War; and Nana Issaia, the Romaniote poet and painter who translated Sylvia Plath into Greek.


Dalven's parents, Israel and Esther, moved to New York in 1909 with their two children, Joseph and Rachel, leaving their other daughter, Simcha (Sophie) with relatives in Greece due to an eye infection that would have prevented her admission to the U.S. Dalven went on to graduate from Hunter College and subsequently earned a doctorate in English at New York University. She was a professor of drama and English literature at Ladycliff College as well as the chair of the department. She published The Complete Poems of Cavafy in 1961, when the poet was largely unknown in the English-speaking world, with an introduction by W. H. Auden, who praised her translations in Modern Greek Poetry (1949) for "introducing a world of poetry which has been closed to us".


Rachel Dalven (25 April 1904, Preveza, Janina Vilayet, Ottoman Empire – 27 July 1992, New York City), also known as Rae Dalven, was a Romaniote writer who came to the United States as a child. She is best known for her translations of Cavafy's works, poems by other Romaniote Jewish writers, and for her books and plays about the Jews of Ioannina.