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Prominent Translator Dies

Prominent Translator DiesProminent Translator Dies

Prominent Iranian writer, translator and linguist Abolhassan Najafi passed away in Tehran on Friday.

The veteran expert in Persian language who was hospitalized recently due to disease, died at the age of 88 at Mehr General Hospital, ISNA reported.

Born in Najaf, Iraq, the master of comparative literature grew up in Isfahan in Iran and graduated in French literature from University of Tehran.

He was one of the most influential writers of his generation who trained many authors and researchers. One of his most famous books 'Let's Avoid Mistakes' on the correct use of Persian Language has been a source for Persian editors for more than three decades.

Najafi has published over 20 books including 'Dictionary of Persian Slang' and 'Elements of General Linguistics and its Application to Persian Language'.

He has translated famous French novels into Persian such as 'Antimemoire' by Andre Malreaux, 'Caligula' by Albert Camus, 'The Little Prince' by Antoine de Saint-Exupery and many notable works from Jean-Paul Sartre.

Najafi was a member of the Iran's Academy of Persian Language and Literature.