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Katharine Washburn

Age: 57

editor, essayist, and translator who, with John S. Major, compiled World Poetry: An Anthology of Verse from Antiquity to Our Time (1998), a 1,338–page tome that includes 1,600 poems, covering a 4,000-year period. She died of a heart attack.

Died: Brooklyn, N.Y., March 22, 2000

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