John Felstiner, translator

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book.jpgSelected Poems and Prose of Paul Celan (Norton)

John Felstiner has produced a superb translation of works by the great Holocaust poet Paul Celan. We discuss Celan's effort to "heal" the German language of the wounds inflicted upon it by the inhumanities of Hitler and the Nazis.

Read an excerpt from Selected Poems and Prose of Paul Celan.

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Michael Silverblatt