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This correspondence between Ingeborg Bachmann and Paul Celan, from the period 1948-61, is a moving testimony of the discourse of a love in the age after Auschwitz, with all the symptomatic disturbances and crises caused by the conflicting origins of the correspondents and their hard-to-reconcile designs for living---as a woman, as a man, as writers. Supplementary to the almost 200 documents of their communications, the volume also includes the exchange between Bachmann and Gisele Celan-Lestrange, as well as that between Paul Celan and Max Frisch --
Post-World War II poet, translator, essayist and lecturer, Paul Celan (1920-70) was influenced by French Surrealism and Symbolism. Author of Der Sand aus den Urnen (1948), Von Schwelle zu Schwelle (1955), Sprachgitter (1959), Lichtzwang (1970) and Schneepart (1971), he also translated literature from Romanian, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Russian, Hebrew and English into German. --
Born in Austria, Ingeborg Bachmann (1926-73) is recognized as one of post-World War II German literature's most important novelist, poet and playwright. Influenced by Hans Weigel (litterateur and sponsor of young post-war literature) and the legendary literary circle Gruppe 47, Bachmann's works include Die gestundete Zeit (1953), Die Zikaden (1955), Anrufung des Grossen Bdren (1956), Das dreissigste Jahr (1961), Malina (1971) and Simultan (1972). --Book Jacket.
Publisher: London ; New York : Seagull Books, 2010.
ISBN: 9781906497446
Characteristics: xv, 373 p., [20] p. of plates : ill. ; 20 cm.


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