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Paul Celan

Paul Celan, one of the twentieth century’s greatest German-language poets, was born to Jewish parents in Czernowitz, then part of Romania, in 1920. The survivor of a forced-labor camp, he lost his parents to the Nazi genocide. After brief periods in postwar Bucharest and Vienna, he settled in Paris, where, alongside his work as a poet, he taught German at the École Normale Supérieure and translated from many languages. He died in Paris, by his own hand, in 1970.

AGNI has published the following work by Paul Celan:

Cologne, Am Hof. (translated from the German by Kai Maristed)
In Egypt (translated from the German by Kai Maristed)
Shakespeare’s Sonnet 5 (translated from the German by Paul Franz)

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