Solomon Apt

Picture of Solomon Apt

Date of Birth: 09/09/1921

Age: 88

Place of birth: Kharkov

Citizenship: Russia


He graduated from the Philological Faculty of Moscow State University in 1947. He defended his thesis (Doctor of Philology) in 1950. He became known in 1953 as a translator of ancient literature in the Russian language; a prominent translator from German.

Translated Solomon Apt published for the Russian reader Aeschylus, the novel "Joseph and His Brothers" by Thomas Mann, Bertolt Brecht`s play, the novel "The Glass Bead Game `by Hermann Hesse. The first translator of Franz Kafka on the Russian language.

Author of books about Thomas Mann: "Thomas Mann" (biography, in the life and f), "Above stranitsamiTomasa Mann" (the book of essays).

Member of the Writers` Union (1959). Member of the Editorial Board of Public magazine "Foreign Literature".

Wife - literary critic Yekaterina Starikov.

translations of ancient literature

* Theognis

* Aeschylus

* Euripides

* Aristophanes

* Menander

* Plato

Translations of German literature

* Mann

o Doctor Faustus (together with Natalia Mann)

o Joseph and his brothers

o Chosen

o Confessions of Felix Krull

* F. Kafka

* B. BrehtL. Feuchtwanger

* G. Hesse

* R. Musil

o Man Without Qualities

* M. Frisch

* E. Canetti and others.


* "Thomas Mann". M., a series of "Life of Remarkable People" 1972


* "Over the pages of Thomas Mann." - M., 1980


* B. Brecht "Mother Courage and Her Children." M., 1956

* B. Brecht "The Caucasian Chalk Circle." M., 1956

* B. Brecht "Threepenny Opera". Moscow, 1957

* Aeschylus. Oresteia. M., 1958

L. Fox * Feuchtwanger in the vineyard. M., 1959

* T. Mann Doctor Faustus. M., 1960

* T. Mann, Joseph and his brothers. Moscow, 1968

* T. Mann Letters. Moscow, 1975

* A. Stifter Indian summer. Moscow, 1999

Awards, title

* Honorary Cross "For merits in the field of science and art" (Austria, 2001)

* Prize. H. Hesse (Germany, 1982)

* The Austrian State Prize (1986)

* Award Fund "Banner" (1995)

* Prize. V. Zhukovsky (2000)

* Award of the Alexander I (2006) [2]

* Honorary Doctor of the University of Cologne (1989)

* Corresponding member of the German Academy of Language and Literature