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Paul Celan

Birthdate: 23. November 1920
Date of death: 20. April 1970

Paul Celan was a Romanian-born German language poet and translator. He was born as Paul Antschel to a Jewish family in Cernăuți , in the then Kingdom of Romania , and adopted the pseudonym "Paul Celan". He became one of the major German-language poets of the post–World War II era. Wikipedia

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„You opened your eyes -I saw my darkness live. I see through it down to the bed; there too it is mine and lives.“

—  Paul Celan

"From Darkness to Darkness," in: Donald Wesling, ‎Tadeusz Sławek (1995). Literary Voice: The Calling of Jonah. p. 54

„Aspen tree, your leaves glance white into the dark.“

—  Paul Celan

"Aspen Tree. . ."; cited in: Ruth Golan (2006). Loving Psychoanalysis. p. 61

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