Paul Celan

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

Comments about Paul Celan

  • Gold Star - 20,771 Points 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)

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  • Gold Star - 20,771 Points 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.''

  • Rookie 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!

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

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

Fugue Of Death

Black milk of daybreak we drink it at nightfall
we drink it at noon in the morning we drink it at night
we drink it and drink it
we are digging a grave in the sky it is ample to lie there
A man in the house he plays with the serpents he writes
he writes when the night falls to Germany your golden
hair Margarete
he writes it and walks from the house the stars glitter he
whistles his dogs up

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