Robert Stiller, Polish author and translator, Died at 88

  Educator, Writer

Robert Reuven Stiller was born on January 25, 1928, in Warsaw, Poland, and died on December 10, 2016.

He was a Polish polyglot, writer, poet, translator and editor.

He was born to Polish parents.

Stiller spent his early childhood in what is now Belarus.

Roberts’s father was of Jewish Austrian descent.

He attended Warsaw University, Stiller studied Polish, Slavic, and Indian languages and literature; and at the University of Iceland, in Reykjavík, Old Norse.

Stiller’s scholarly activities have also spanned English, German, Russian, Polynesian, Jewish and Scandinavian literature.

He worked as a literary critic, he has specialized in the arts of translation and editorship.

Robert has himself been an editor at several journals and publishing houses.

He has wide selection of publications, including some 300 books, are translations of prose and poetry from thirty-odd languages, chiefly English, German, Russian and Malay, as well as French, Spanish, Middle High German, Old English, Old Norse, Icelandic, Swedish, Dutch, Yiddish, Hebrew, Latin, Czech, Slovak, Ukrainian, Lusatian, Sanskrit, Chinese and others. His translations are often accompanied by extensive critical essays and commentaries.

He has done literary research in England, Iceland, Denmark, Germany, France, Netherlands, Russia, Ukraine, United States, Central Asia, Malaysia, Singapore and Vietnam, in just 6 months.

He had lived in Józefów, near Warsaw, with his sixth wife, Nina, née Gajewska, a singer, dancer and actress.

Robert Stiller passed away at 88 years old.