Maurice-Edgar Coindreau (1892-1990)

Among the many sculptures and portrait busts in Rare Books and Special Collections is this likeness of Maurice-Edgar Coindreau (1892-1990), a Professor of Romance Languages at Princeton University for many years. Coindreau is known as one of the most prestigious translator of American fiction into French, remembered in particular for his translations of the works of William Faulkner.coindreau6 coindreau5William Faulkner, Lumière d’août (A Light in August), traduction et introduction de Maurice E. Coindreau (Paris: Gallimard, 1935). Ex 3734.92.358.58

coindreau3Pryas (1891-1985), Bust of Maurice-Edgar Coindreau (1892-1990), 1900s. Bronze. Museum Objects Collection.