July 20, 2020, 05.02 PM

He was also known for his translations of foreign authors into Indonesian. These include his translations of classics like John Steinbeck’s Grapes of Wrath and Ernest Hemingway’s The Old Man and the Sea, both of which were acclaimed as the best of their kind.

Sapardi was also a lecturer at Universitas Indonesia’s Faculty of Literature from 1974 to 2005, eventually becoming a professor there and its dean in 1995.

(Writers: Jawahir Gustav Rizal, Singgih Wiryono, | Editors: Rizal Setyo Nugroho, Krisiandi, Nursita Sari)

Sources:

https://www.kompas.com/tren/read/2020/07/19/112000765/sapardi-djoko-damono-meninggal-dunia-warganet-ungkapkan-dukacita?page=all#page2

https://megapolitan.kompas.com/read/2020/07/19/12251881/sapardi-djoko-damono-sempat-dirawat-sejak-9-juli-sebelum-berpulang
https://megapolitan.kompas.com/read/2020/07/19/17215021/pemakaman-sapardi-djoko-damono-hanya-dihadiri-keluarga-dan-kerabat-dekat.  

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