Christopher Middleton, poet and translator, Died at 89


Christopher Middleton was born on June 10, 1926, and died on November 29, 2015.

He was a British poet and translator, especially of German literature.

Christopher was born John Christopher Middleton in Truro, Cornwall, in 1926.

Following four years’ service in the Royal Air Force, Christopher studied at Merton College, Oxford, matriculating in 1948.

Christopher then held academic positions at the University of Zürich and King’s College London.

In 1966, he took up a position as Professor of Germanic Languages & Literature at the University of Texas, Austin, retiring in 1998.

Christopher has published translations of Robert Walser, Nietzsche, Hölderlin, Goethe, Gert Hofmann and many others.

He has received various awards, including the Geoffrey Faber Memorial Prize and the Schlegel-Tieck Prize for translation.

Christopher passed away on November 29, 2015.