Correspondence

Translated by Wieland Hoban
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Collected here are Ingeborg Bachmann and Paul Celan’s letters to each other, written between 1948 and 1961. It is a correspondence that forms a moving testimony of love in the time after Auschwitz, with all the disturbances and crises caused by conflicting backgrounds and hard-to-reconcile designs for living—as a woman, as a man, as writers. In addition to the almost 200 letters, the volume includes an important exchange between Bachmann and Gisèle Celan-Lestrange, who married Celan in 1951, as well as the letters between Paul Celan and Swiss writer Max Frisch.

 

“Scarcely more breathlessly and desperately can two lovers ever have struggled for words. Little known among German literary historians, the relationship between these two poets amounts to one of the most dramatic and momentous occurrences in German literature.”—FAZ, on the German edition

ISBN: 9780857426420
Format: Paperback
Pages: 446 pages, 20 halftones
Rights: UCP
Publication Year: 2010
Size: 5" x 8"
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