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Rae Dalven (1905-1992) was a Romaniote (Greek/Jewish) author living in the United States of America. She is best known for her translations of Cavafy's works and for her books and plays about the Jews of Ioannina.
Total Books: 3
She was a professor of Modern Greek literature at New York University (NYU), where a prize is offered in her name by the A.S. Onassis Program in Hellenic Studies.
The Rae Dalven Prize is given for Outstanding Undergraduate Work In Byzantine Modern Greek Studies At New York University. The Program in Hellenic Studies requests submissions for the annual prize named in memory of the translator and critic Rae Dalven (1905-1992) to acknowledge excellence in modern Greek studies among undergraduate students at New York University.
The Rae Dalven Prize was awarded for the first time in 1997.Past recipients of the prize were:
2003-Kaleroy Tzezailidis and Megan Manos
2001-John SaragasEssay: The Greek American Diaspora in the 20th Century
2000-Niki KekosEssay: "Intoxicated" by Death: The Civil War Poetry of Takis Sinopoulos
1999-Evelina ZarkhEssay: Shadows in the Mirror: Transcendent Vision and the Presence of the Past in Ritsos' "The Dead House" and "Under the Shadow of the Mountain."
1998-Artemis LoiEssay: Language and ideology in Karapanou's Kassandra and the Wolf
1997-Areti SerkizisEssay: Classical allusion in Seferis' Mythistorema
The American Jewis Yearbook 1994 (p. 573) has the following obituary:DALVEN, RAE, professor, translator; b.Preveza, Greece, Apr. 25, 1904; d. NYC,July 30, 1992; in U.S. since 1909. Educ:Hunter Coll., NYU (PhD). Prof., Eng. lit.,and dept. chmn., LadycliffColl., HighlandFalls, N.Y. Transl. of modern Greek poetsand historian of the Jews in Greece, esp.the community of pre-Sephardic Romaniotesin Ioannina. Pres., Amer. Soc. ofSephardic Studies and ed. its journal,Sephardic Scholar; bd. mem., Amer.Friends of the Jewish Museum in Greece.Transl.: Modern Greek Poetry, CompletePoems of Cavafy, The Fourth Dimension(Yannis Ritsos), and others. Au.: The Jewsof Ioannina (1990); A Season in Hell, aplay about Rimbaud and Verlaine; andOur Kind of People, an autobiographicalplay.