Fathomsuns and Benighted

Fathomsuns and Benighted

by Paul Celan
     
 

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Paul Celan is the greatest German-language poet after Rilke. "Fathomsuns," published in 1968, is his longest collection and one of his most ambitious. "Benighted" is a sequence of 11 poems. These works show Celan at his most provocative and unassimilable.

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Paul Celan is the greatest German-language poet after Rilke. "Fathomsuns," published in 1968, is his longest collection and one of his most ambitious. "Benighted" is a sequence of 11 poems. These works show Celan at his most provocative and unassimilable.

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"Ian Fairley's accomplished translations of the two last collections . . . widens the readership of this necessary poet." —The Guardian

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781857545043
Publisher:
Carcanet Press, Limited
Publication date:
07/01/2001
Pages:
220
Sales rank:
811,050
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.70(d)

Meet the Author

Paul Celan was born in Bukowina, Romania, in 1920. His parents died at the hands of the German army in 1942. He escaped, survived a period in a labor camp, and eventually settled in Paris where he taught and wrote. He received the Büchner Prize, Germany's most prestigious literary award, before he died by suicide in 1970.

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