Helen Weaver  

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Helen Weaver (born 1931, Madison, Wisconsin) is an American writer and translator. She has translated over fifty books from French. Antonin Artaud: Selected Writings was a Finalist for the National Book Award in translation in 1977.

Weaver is the general editor, a contributor and a translator for the Larousse Encyclopedia of Astrology (1980). In 2001 she published The Daisy Sutra, a book on animal communication. In 2009 Weaver published The Awakener: A Memoir of Kerouac and the Fifties. Jack Kerouac (1922–1969) was a prominent writer and poet of the Beat Generation; his best known work is likely the novel On the Road (1957). In her review in The New York Times, Tara McKelvey wrote "Kerouac’s soul lives on through many people — Joyce Johnson, for one — but few have been as adept as Weaver at capturing both him and the New York bohemia of the time. He was lucky to have met her."

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