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Richard Helgerson

Staff at the University of Pennsylvania Press were saddened by the news of the death of Richard Helgerson, Professor in the English Department at the University of California, Santa Barbara, author of numerous books–including A Sonnet from Carthage: Garcilaso de la Vega and the New Poetry of Sixteenth-Century Europe–and translator of Joachim du Bellay: "The Regrets," with "The Antiquities of Rome," Three Latin Elegies, and "The Defense and Enrichment of the French Language."  Professor Helgerson passed away on Saturday, April 26  in Santa Barbara, home of the institution where he had taught for over thirty-five years.

An obituary of Helgerson appears on the homepage of The Early Modern Center of the Department of English, UCSB and contains a link to Thoughts on Richard, a weblog where visitors can share their memories of the late scholar.