Breathturn

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Translated from the German by Pierre Joris—winner of the 2004 PEN Translation Award for Celan’s Lightduress—the is the first of Celan’s three major books of poetry before his death by suicide. Considered by many to be one of Celan’s major writings, Breathturn brilliant reveals the “Wende” or turn of writing.

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Translated from the German by Pierre Joris—winner of the 2004 PEN Translation Award for Celan’s Lightduress—the is the first of Celan’s three major books of poetry before his death by suicide. Considered by many to be one of Celan’s major writings, Breathturn brilliant reveals the “Wende” or turn of writing.

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One of the greatest German-language poets of the century (born in what is now Romania), Celan has had a significant influence on poetic trends in the United States as well as in Europe. He committed suicide in 1970, having spent time in forced labor camps during the war. He has been described as surrealist because his poems use language and draw together images in ways that challenge the reader to make sense of them. "Sense" is perhaps not intended by this poet, noted for creating composite words like "eternityteeth," "desertbread," and "heartshadowcord." His poems are possessed of a positive energy that is difficult to explain, given his tragic background. Others have translated Celan into English, most notably poet Michael Hamburger (Poems of Paul Celan, LJ 5/1/89). Joris's translations, offered here in a bilingual edition, do not differ greatly from Hamburger'sboth translators are competent and careful. Joris's major contribution is tackling the entirety of Atemwende (1967), bringing many previously untranslated poems to the attention of English-speaking audiences. Recommended for collections of world poetry.Judy Clarence, California
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  • ISBN-13: 9781557132185
  • Publisher: Sun & Moon Press
  • Publication date: 11/1/1998
  • Series: Sun and Moon Classics Series
  • Edition description: 1st English language ed
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 272
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 7.50 (h) x 0.77 (d)

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Born in Bukovina (now part of Romania) Celan saw his father and mother die because of the Nazi take over of their country and their imprisonment in camps. He spent most of his life in Paris writing in German before committing suicide. Pierre Joris lives in Albany, New York and teaches of SUNY-Albany.

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