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Correspondence

Correspondence( )
Author: Celan, Paul
Bachmann, Ingeborg
Translator: Hoban, Wieland
Series title:SB-the German List Ser.
ISBN:978-1-906497-44-6
Publication Date:Aug 2010
Publisher:Seagull Books
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:AUD $67.99
Book Description:

Paul Celan (1920-70) is one of the best-known German poets of the Holocaust; many of his poems, admired for their spare, precise diction, deal directly with its stark themes. Austrian writer Ingeborg Bachmann (1926-73) is recognized as one of post-World War II German literature's most important novelists, poets, and playwrights. It seems only appropriate that these two contemporaries and masters of language were at one time lovers, and they shared a lengthy, artful, and passionate...
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Book Details
Pages:442
Detailed Subjects: Biography & Autobiography / Literary Figures
Literary Criticism / European / German
Literary Criticism / Women Authors
Literary Criticism / European / General
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):17 x 20.2 x 3.776 cm
Book Weight:0.708 Kilograms
Author Biography
Celan, Paul (Author)
Paul Celan was born in 1920 in Czernowitz, Romania, to Jewish parents, who spoke German in the home. His mother and father were both deported to concentration camps during Nazi occupation and killed. Celan managed to hide for some time and then survived the war in a Romanian detention camp. After the war, he worked for a time as an editor and translator; he went to Paris to lecture on German literature. Celan began to receive recognition as a poet with the publication of his volume Mohn und Gedachtnis (Poppy and Memory) in 1952 and continued to publish steadily until his suicide in 1970.

Divided between conflicting loyalties and cultures, Celan created a unique idiom. Despite the traumatic experience of Nazi occupation, he chose to devote himself to the study of German literature. His poetry is one of the most radical attempts to reconstruct the German language and literature in the aftermath of the Holocaust.

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