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Poems of Paul Celan

Poems of Paul Celan

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The classic translation,Poems of Paul Celanis revised and expanded, featuring new poems and an essay by the translator. It is the foremost English-language edition of the great poet.

The peerless translations of this haunted and haunting Holocaust poet, including ten new poems and an illuminating essay by the translator. Paul Celan is one the twentieth century's most essential poets, and twenty-two years after its publication, Poems of Paul Celan continues to be the single truest access for English-speakers to this poet's work. This new edition adds ten more poems and a significant essay, "On Translating Celan" by Michael Hamburger.

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ISBN-13: 9780892552764
Publisher: Persea Books
Publication date: 11/01/2002
Edition description: Bilingual
Pages: 416
Sales rank: 416,226
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Paul Celan was a poet and translator born in the East European province of Bukovina. Soon after his parents, German-speaking Jews, had perished at the hands of the Nazis, Celan wrote the poem "Todesfuge" ("Deathfugue"), which depicted life in a German concentration camp.

Michael Hamburger (1924-2007) wrote many collections of poetry and criticism. Other notable translations include Baudelaire's Twenty Prose Poems. He received the European Translation Prize forPoems of Paul Celan.

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staugustine on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I'm reading them in a german to dutch translation.Beautifull but haunting poems by a person who is reinventing his words after the nazis took away his language and....his parents. I'm reading this poems for about 30 years, but I'm still looking for entries and light. Heavy, but essential.