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Peter Constantine

Peter Constantine is the director of the Program in Literary Translation at the University of Connecticut, the publisher of World Poetry Books, and editor-in-chief of the magazine New Poetry in Translation. A prolific translator from several modern and classical languages, Constantine was awarded the PEN Translation Prize for Six Early Stories by Thomas Mann, the National Translation Award for The Undiscovered Chekhov, the Helen and Kurt Wolff Translator’s Prize for his translation of The Bird Is a Raven by Benjamin Lebert, and the Koret Jewish Book Award and a National Jewish Book Award citation for The Complete Works of Isaac Babel.

Peter Constantine

Peter Constantine is the director of the Program in Literary Translation at the University of Connecticut, the publisher of World Poetry Books, and editor-in-chief of the magazine New Poetry in Translation. A prolific translator from several modern and classical languages, Constantine was awarded the PEN Translation Prize for Six Early Stories by Thomas Mann, the National Translation Award for The Undiscovered Chekhov, the Helen and Kurt Wolff Translator’s Prize for his translation of The Bird Is a Raven by Benjamin Lebert, and the Koret Jewish Book Award and a National Jewish Book Award citation for The Complete Works of Isaac Babel.

Awards

Winner — New York Times Notable Selection, 2002

Books by Peter Constantine

  • 9780393048469 72

    The Complete Works of Isaac Babel

    Isaac Babel, Nathalie Babel, Peter Constantine, Cynthia Ozick

    Hardback, 2002

    A literary event of extraordinary dimensions—the first single-volume edition of all of Isaac Babel's work.
  • 9780393324020 72

    The Collected Stories of Isaac Babel

    Isaac Babel, Nathalie Babel, Peter Constantine, Cynthia Ozick

    Paperback, 2002

    "A book that will last, that you will reread all your life and then pass on to your grandchildren. Or ask to be buried with."—Michael Dirda, Washington Post
  • 9780393324235 72

    Red Cavalry

    Isaac Babel, Nathalie Babel, Peter Constantine, Michael Dirda

    Paperback, 2003

    "Amazing not only as literature but as biography." —Richard Bernstein, The New York Times
  • 9780393328240 72

    The Complete Works of Isaac Babel

    Isaac Babel, Nathalie Babel, Peter Constantine, Cynthia Ozick

    Paperback, 2006

    "A celebration of literary genius framed by 20th-century tragedy."--Richard Bernstein, New York Times
  • 9780811215114 72

    Fresco: Selected Poetry of Luljeta Lleshanaku

    Luljeta Lleshanaku, Henry Israeli, Peter Constantine

    Paperback, 2002

    The debut collection in English translation of a leading voice of the new Albanian poetry.
  • 9780871407146 72

    Confessions: A New Translation

    Augustine, Peter Constantine, Jack Miles

    Hardback, 2018

    This translation of Confessions enlivens the beguiling world of late antiquity.
  • 9781631496004 72

    Confessions: A New Translation

    Augustine, Peter Constantine, Jack Miles

    Paperback, 2019

    This translation of Confessions enlivens the beguiling world of late antiquity.
  • 9780393427998 72

    Confessions

    Augustine, Peter Constantine

    Paperback, 2021

    About Peter Constantine’s translation.
  • 9780393352450 72

    Red Cavalry

    Isaac Babel, Nathalie Babel, Peter Constantine, Michael Dirda

    E Book, 2015

    "Amazing not only as literature but as biography." —Richard Bernstein, The New York Times
  • 9780871407597 72

    Confessions: A New Translation

    Augustine, Peter Constantine, Jack Miles

    E Book, 2018

    This translation of Confessions enlivens the beguiling world of late antiquity.