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Burton Pike

Born: Jun 12, 1930

Birthplace: Boston

Profession: Teacher

Nationality: United States

Burton Pike

Date of Birth : Jun 12, 1930
Birth Place : Boston

Burton Pike is professor emeritus of comparative literature and Germanic languages and literature at the CUNY Graduate Center. He did his undergraduate studies at Haverford College and received his PhD from Harvard University. He has taught at the University of Hamburg, Cornell University, and Queens College and Hunter College of the City University of New York. He has also been a Visiting Professor at Yale University. Burton Pike is a recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, a fellowship from the American Council of Learned Societies,and a Fulbright fellowship. He was awarded the Medal of Merit by the City of Klagenfurt, Austria, for his work on Robert Musil. Finalist and special citation, PEN/Book-of-the-Month Club Translation Prize for editing and co-translating Robert Musil's The Man Without Qualities. Winner of the 2012 Helen and Kurt Wolff Translator's Prize for Gerhard Meier's Isle of the Dead.


  • Teacher

Also known as

  • Burton Emanuel Pike
  • Burton E. Pike

Awards Won

  • Guggenheim Fellowship for Humanities, US & Canada
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