Matthew Ward


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Matthew Ward

Matthew Ward Death

Matthew passed away in 1990 at the age of 39 in Amsterdam, NY, USA. Matthew's cause of death was aids (related complications).

Matthew Ward death quick facts:
  • When did Matthew Ward die?

  • How did Matthew Ward die? What was the cause of death?

    Aids (related complications)
  • How old was Matthew Ward when died?

  • Where did Matthew Ward die? What was the location of death?

    Amsterdam, NY, USA

Matthew Ward Birthday and Date of Death

Matthew Ward was born in 1951 and died in 1990. Matthew was 39 years old at the time of death.

Birthday: 1951
Date of Death: 1990
Age at Death: 39

Matthew Ward - Biography

Matthew Ward (1950/1951 – June 23, 1990) was an American English/French translator noted for his 1989 rendition of Albert Camus' The Stranger. He made several important alterations from the more British-toned translation (and previously only English edition) by Stuart Gilbert. Most notably he altered the quite well known opening line "Mother died today" to "Maman died today". Ward defended the alteration by noting that the more juvenile "Maman" reflects the "curious feeling he (Meursault) has for her". Other examples of Ward altering Gilbert's version include the line, "Il était avec son chien" from, "As usual, he had his dog with him" to "He was with his dog". Once again Ward felt this better reflected Meursault's character. Indeed, later in the novel Meursault notes Salamano's dog is worth no more or less than his wife.