Paul Celan

(23 November 1920 - 20 April 1970 / (Cernăuţi, Bukovin) Chernivtsi, Ukraine)

Comments about Paul Celan

  • Fabrizio Frosini Fabrizio Frosini (12/11/2015 12:16:00 PM)

    In den flussen nördlich der Zukunft

    In den flussen nördlich der Zukunft
    werf ich das Netz aus, das du
    zögernd beschwerst
    mit von Steinen geschriebenen
    Schatte.

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    in Italian:
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    Nei fiumi a nord del futuro


    Nei fiumi a nord del futuro
    getto la rete che tu,
    esitante, carichi
    di ombre scritte
    da pietre

    [da “Virata di respiro” (“Atemwende”) ]

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  • Fabrizio Frosini Fabrizio Frosini (5/20/2015 9:42:00 AM)

    many critics have asked, “Can poetry be written after the Holocaust? ”

    Hamburger’s response seems to be that the more beautifully this poetry is written, the more it can provide the most discomforting account.

    in Goodrich, J., Rhyme or Reason? : Successfully Translating the Poetry of Paul Celan (2008)

  • Fabrizio Frosini Fabrizio Frosini (5/19/2015 12:23:00 PM)

    ''poetry is probably the most useful form of writing for confronting grief.
    Indeed you can be very precise about emotions with poetic language, as well as being open and even harsh. The language of poetry can allude to things almost inexpressible in prose. Paul Celan's poetry is a beacon, from this point of view.''

  • Carmel Blackie (11/5/2013 5:33:00 PM)

    This poet inspired Edmund De Waal, author of the Hare with amber eyes! and a potter! to create an exhibition in New York in summer 2013. featured on Uk TV horizon, on 5nov 2013, BBC1. brilliant!

  • Arum Fatima (1/8/2010 11:06:00 PM)

    saya pernah mendengar puisi paul celan, , seperti mantra
    saya mendengarnya dari cd, , ya, , saya suka

In Front Of A Candle

I formed the holder of gold,
as you told me to mother,
gold, out of which She comes,
a shade, to me, in the middle
of fracturing hours,
your
being-dead’s daughter.

Slender in shape,

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