Atemwende / Breathturn by Paul Celan, Pierre Joris

By Paul Celan, Pierre Joris

Whole translation by way of Pierre Joris of Paul Celan's Atemwende.

Dual-language edition.

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From Publishers Weekly
In Europe, Celan has develop into an more and more vital poet of the second one 1/2 the 20 th century, mostly for his efforts to create a post-Holocaust language for German poetry. The proof of his existence look inseparable from his paintings: his time period in a Nazi paintings camp, the homicide of his mom and dad through the Nazis, his demise via suicide in his followed France in 1970. Joris, a poet and professor at SUNY-Albany, areas Celan and this paintings (Atemwende, initially released in 1967) in context for the uninitiated American reader and discusses the issues in translating this poet's writing. Celan consciously tried to maneuver the German language clear of lyricism towards a terse, charged accuracy which may mirror the unrepresentable: "Down melancholy's rapids/ previous the clean/ woundmirror:/ there the 40/ stripped lifetrees are rafted./ unmarried counter-/ swimmer, you/ count number them, contact them/ all." Joris's translations (on pages dealing with the German textual content) trap a lot of the multilingual resonance, subtlety and compressed strength of Celan's incredible, tough paintings, which has absorbed the curiosity of such critics as George Steiner and Jacques Derrida.
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From Library Journal
One of the best German-language poets of the century (born in what's now Romania), Celan has had an important impact on poetic tendencies within the usa in addition to in Europe. He devoted suicide in 1970, having frolicked in compelled hard work camps throughout the conflict. He has been defined as surrealist simply because his poems use language and draw jointly photographs in ways in which problem the reader to make experience of them. "Sense" may be no longer meant by means of this poet, famous for growing composite phrases like "eternityteeth," "desertbread," and "heartshadowcord." His poems are possessed of a favorable strength that's tough to give an explanation for, given his tragic history. Others have translated Celan into English, so much particularly poet Michael Hamburger (Poems of Paul Celan, LJ 5/1/89). Joris's translations, provided right here in a bilingual version, don't fluctuate enormously from Hamburger's, either translators are powerfuble and cautious. Joris's significant contribution is tackling the whole lot of Atemwende (1967), bringing many formerly untranslated poems to the eye of English-speaking audiences. instructed for collections of worldwide poetry.?Judy Clarence, California
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Celan, born in 1920 in Czernowitz (now the Ukraine and Rumania), used to be raised Jewish; his mom instilled in him a love of German language and tradition. In 1941 he used to be despatched by means of Nazi troops to a hard work camp the place he discovered, the next yr, that the SS had shot and killed either his mom and dad. After the battle he settled in Paris and wrote in German; in 1970 he drowned himself within the Seine. Breathturn, released in 1967, represents past due Celan, a departure from lush and near-surrealistic poems to tightly edited ones full of neologisms, twisted syntax, and telescoping of phrases. at the back of the linguistic dexterity is a priority with paradox and the play among language and suggestion, unsleeping and subconscious, sensual and highbrow. This translation -- of poems which, with coined phrases of multi-layered that means usually culled from technical resources, are hard within the unique German -- is a journey de strength, holding Celan's ingeniousness and the poems' deepmost ardor.
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About the writer and Translator
Born in Bukovina (now a part of Romania) Celan observed his mom and dad die as a result of Nazi take over in their nation and their imprisonment in camps. He spent so much of his lifestyles in Paris writing in German sooner than committing suicide. Pierre Joris lives in Albany, manhattan and teaches of SUNY-Albany.

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The Times Liter­ ary Supplement. 709-710. Wienold, G. (1968). ” Poetica. (2): 216-28. 5i Du d a r f s t 2 m ic h g etro st mit Schnee3 bewirten: sooft ich Schulter an Schulter mit dem Maulbeerbaum schritt durch den Sommer, schrie sein jiingstes Blatt. 54 You may confidently regale me with snow: as often as I strode through summer shoulder to shoulder with the m ulberry tree, its youngest leaf shrieked. Von un getrau m tem 4 geatzt, wirft das schlaflos durchwanderte Brotiand den Lebensberg auf. Aus seiner Krume knetest du neu unsre Namen, die ich, ein deinem gleichendes Aug an jedem der Finger, abtaste nach einer Stelle, durch die ich mich zu dir heranwachen kann, die helle Hungerkerze im Mund.

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