Weaver, Helen 1931-
WEAVER, Helen 1931-
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.
Agent—c/o Author Mail, Buddha Rock Press, P.O. Box 736, Woodstock, NY 12498. E-mail—[email protected]
Farrar, Straus & Giroux (publisher), New York, NY, editorial assistant, 1956-61; writer and translator.
Small Publishers Association of North America, National Writers Union, National Council for Geocosmic Research, Publishers Marketing Association, Networking Alternatives for Publishers, Retailers, and Artists.
National Book Award nomination for translation, 1976, for Selected Letters of Antonin Artaud; Writer's Digest Self-Published Book Award, 2001.
(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.
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:
Publishers Weekly, March 26, 2001, review of The Daisy Sutra: Conversations with My Dog, p. 81.
Daisy Sutra Web site,http://www.daisysutra.com/ (January 4, 2005), interview with Weaver.