Author: Paul Celan

Paul Celan, now widely acknowledged as one the most important poets of the twentieth century, built a poetic vocabulary with which to express, slowly and painfully, the losses he had endured: his parents, victims of the Nazi death-camps; his fellow Jews of Europe; his native country, Romania, from which he fled the Stalinist takeover; and the poetic language, German, which had been so thoroughly corrupted and misused by the Third Reich. His reconstituting of German as a literary language, along with other writers like Günter Eich and Nelly Sachs, remains one of the most redemptive acts of our time. He died in 1970.

Corona: Selected Poems of Paul Celan
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Corona: Selected Poems of Paul Celan

Station Hill Press

Poetry. Bilingual Edition. Translated from the German by Susan H. Gillespie. Paul Celan, arguably the mid-20th century's most important German-language poet, is commonly pigeonholed as a poet of the Holocaust—a term, however, he never used. Undoing ...

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