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Paul Celan (i.e. Paul Anczel) was born to Jewish parents in Czernovitz, Bucovina (Romania) in 1920 and commited suicide in Paris in 1970. During the Nazi occupation, his parents were murdered, and he was interned in a labor camp. After the war, he went to Vienna and then to Paris, where he studied German and linguistics and then lived as an author writing in German, a translator, and university lecturer. He is one of the most important postwar poets, constantly dealing with his own personal history and that of his people, the Jews, in a highly stylized language. Most famous, perhaps, is his poem »Todesfuge« [Death Fugue] with its terse, paradcoxical metaphors.

Zürich, Zum Storchen (Zurich, at Storks's) from Die Niemandsrose : Vol. 3, No. 2

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