Alexander Teixeira de Mattos (1865 - 1921)
Alexander Louis Teixeira de Mattos (Amsterdam, April 9 1865 – St Ives, Cornwall, December 5 1921) was a Dutch journalist, literary critic and publisher, who gained his greatest fame as a translator. He was responsible for many extremely perceptive and well-executed English translations of major French and Dutch literary works, including works by Émile Zola, Maurice Maeterlinck, Alexis de Tocqueville, Jean-Henri Fabre, Maurice Leblanc, Gaston Leroux, François René de Chateaubriand, and Louis Couperus. The high quality and readability of his work was such that many of his translations are still in print today; although some of these are over a century old, they have yet to be superseded by a more modern version.
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