Charlotte Kohler, a longtime editor of The Virginia Quarterly Review, died last week at her home in Charlottesville, Va., a day before her 100th birthday. During her tenure as editor of the literary journal from 1942 to 1975, Kohler was a quiet influence on American writing. She published the early works of poets Hayden Carruth and Adrienne Rich and exposed American readers to the work of international authors such as Jean-Paul Sartre and Pablo Neruda. Kohler is also credited with publishing drawings by Diego Rivera in the 1940s, when he was out of favor because of Communist affiliations, and a canto by Ezra Pound in the 1950s, out of favor as a Fascist. The current editor of the quarterly, Ted Genoways, described her after her death as “one of the most important journal editors not only of her time, but of the entire 20th century.” [New York Times]