Weaver, Helen 1931-

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WEAVER, Helen 1931-

PERSONAL:

Born June 18, 1931, in Madison, WI; daughter of Warren (a scientist) and Mary (a teacher and homemaker; maiden name, Hemenway) Weaver. Ethnicity: "Caucasian." Education: Oberlin College, B.A., 1952. Politics: Democrat. Religion: Buddhist. Hobbies and other interests: Astrology, photography.

ADDRESSES:

Agent—c/o Author Mail, Buddha Rock Press, P.O. Box 736, Woodstock, NY 12498. E-mail—[email protected]

CAREER:

Farrar, Straus & Giroux (publisher), New York, NY, editorial assistant, 1956-61; writer and translator.

MEMBER:

Small Publishers Association of North America, National Writers Union, National Council for Geocosmic Research, Publishers Marketing Association, Networking Alternatives for Publishers, Retailers, and Artists.

AWARDS, HONORS:

National Book Award nomination for translation, 1976, for Selected Letters of Antonin Artaud; Writer's Digest Self-Published Book Award, 2001.

WRITINGS:

(Translator) Susan Sontag, editor, Selected Letters of Antonin Artaud, Farrar, Straus & Giroux (New York, NY), 1976.

(Editor, translator and contributor) The Larousse Encyclopedia of Astrology, McGraw-Hill (New York, NY), 1980.

(Translator) Philippe Aries, The Hour of Our Death, Alfred A. Knopf (New York, NY), 1981.

The Daisy Sutra: Conversations with My Dog, illustrated by Alan McKnight, Buddha Rock Press (Woodstock, NY), 2001.

Translator of more than fifty other books from the French, 1961-81.

WORK IN PROGRESS:

Words from the Wings: A Memoir of Jack Kerouac and the Fifties.

SIDELIGHTS:

Helen Weaver commented: "Who was it that said, 'I write to find out what I think?' That is certainly part of the pleasure I take in writing. I also write to acknowledge and celebrate my teachers, who include my father; my dog; and certain friends, famous, notorious, obscure. I can't make up stories, so I write about the people who have changed my life and from whom I have learned something I want to pass on. Like my father, Warren Weaver, I'm especially interested in the relationship between science and spirituality, and what causes a skeptic to become a believer. I hope to have time to write about Dad after I've shared my adventures with Jack."

BIOGRAPHICAL AND CRITICAL SOURCES:

PERIODICALS

Publishers Weekly, March 26, 2001, review of The Daisy Sutra: Conversations with My Dog, p. 81.

ONLINE

Daisy Sutra Web site,http://www.daisysutra.com/ (January 4, 2005), interview with Weaver.