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October 02, 2020
5.98 X 9.02 X 0.74 inches | 1.07 pounds
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About the Author
Paul Celan was born in Czernowitz, Bukovina, in 1920, and is widely considered to be one of the most innovative poets of the twentieth century. A German-speaking Jew, he was sent to a forced labor camp during World War II. Celan settled in Paris in 1948, where he lived and wrote until his death in 1970.
Luxembourg-American poet, translator, essayist, anthologist, editor. Has published over 30 books and chapbooks of his own poetry. Rhizomatic writing. Sees himself as a Nomadic writer. Numerous contributions to The New Statesman, Translation Review, American Book Review, The Literary Review. Main translator of Paul Celan's work into English. 2005: Pen Award for poetry in translation for Lightduress. Translator of Jack Kerouac's Mexico and Allen Ginsberg's Hydrogen Jukebox into into French. Collaborations with Jerome Rothenberg, Peter Cockelbergh, Interest in Arabic poetry (Arabia (Not So) Deserta (2019). Latest Award: Batty Weber Prize 2020 (Luxembourg). Lives in Brooklyn with his wife, performance-artist Nicole Peyrafitte. Part of the Writers Against Trump movement.