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Paul Celan
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Paul Celan (1920–1970) was one of the twentieth century’s greatest German-language poets. He was born to Jewish parents in Czernowitz, then part of Romania. He lost his parents to the Nazi genocide and was himself a survivor of a forced-labor camp. 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 of suicide.

AGNI has published the following work:

Poetry
The Syllable Pain
By Paul Celan
Translated from the German by Lynn Dubinsky and Matthais Rosenthal
AGNI 48 Print Only
Poetry
Shakespeare’s Sonnet 5
By Paul Celan
Translated from the German by Paul Franz
AGNI 73 Print Only
Poetry
Cologne, Am Hof
By Paul Celan
Translated from the German by Kai Maristed
AGNI 83 Print Only
Poetry
In Egypt
By Paul Celan
Translated from the German by Kai Maristed
AGNI 83 Print Only
Poetry
Untitled
By Paul Celan
Translated from the German by Franz Wright
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