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Glottal Stop by Paul Celan
Book DescriptionPaul Celan is widely recognized as the greatest and most studied post-war European poet. At once demanding and highly rewarding, his poetry dominates the field in the aftermath of the Holocaust. This selection of poems, now available in paper, is comprised of previously untranslated work, opening facets of Celan's oeuvre never before available to readers of English. These translations, called "perfect in language, music, and spirit" by Yehuda Amichai, work from the implied premise of what has been called Intention auf die Sprache, delivering the spirit of Celan's work - his dense multilingual resonances, his brutal broken music, syntactic ruptures and dizzying wordplay. Glottal Stop won the 2001 Griffin International Prize for Poetry, judged by Carolyn Forche, Dennis Lee and Paul Muldoon.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780819567208
(216mm x 140mm x 13mm)
Imprint: Wesleyan University Press
Publisher: University Press of New England
Publish Date: 25-Feb-2004
Country of Publication: United States
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Paul Celan (1920-70) is one of the best-known German poets of the Holocaust. Austrian writer Ingeborg Bachmann (1926-73) is recognized as one of post - World War II German literature's most important novelists, poets, and playwrights. This title collects their letters written between 1948 and 1961.
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Author Biography - Paul Celan
Nikolai Popov teaches English at the University of Washington in Seattle. A James Joyce scholar and translator, he also co-translated with Heather McHugh a collection of the poems of Blaga Dimitrova (Wesleyan, 1989). Heather McHugh is Milliman Distinguished Writer-in-Residence at the University of Washington. In addition to seven acclaimed books of poetry and the collection of essays Broken English: Poetry and Partiality (Wesleyan, 1994), she has translated poems by Jean Follain and Euripides' Cyclops.
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