RE: [Cz-L] The Genesis of Paul Celan's "Todesfuge"

From: Irene Fishler <irenef_at_netvision.net.il>
Date: Tue, 7 Jan 2014 20:26:45 +0200
To: "'iosif vaisman'" <iosif.vaisman_at_gmail.com>, "'HARDY BREIER'" <HARDY3_at_bezeqint.net>
Reply-To: Irene Fishler <irenef_at_netvision.net.il>

 Thanks Iosif for the P.C. Signature !

For me it is new .

But, I knew that he translated from Russian.

Sometime in 1962-63 I copied the poem "Babij Jar" by Jewgenij Jewtuschenko (
in German orthography ) translated (uebertragen von) by Paul Celan.

I still have it, in my handwriting.

I have no idea WHERE I found it? In the "Niemandsrose" -volume?

Does anyone know where and when this version of "Baby Yarn" was printed ?

I know it was the first time I have read the poem, before it was translated
to Rumanian.

Irene

-----Original Message-----
From: iosif vaisman [mailto:iosif.vaisman_at_gmail.com]
Sent: Tuesday, January 07, 2014 6:30 PM
To: HARDY BREIER
Cc: Edgar Hauster; Irene Fishler; Galina Kharaz; Boris Briker; Berti
Glaubach; Cornel Fleming; Czernowitz Discussion Group
Subject: Re: [Cz-L] The Genesis of Paul Celan's "Todesfuge"

On Tue, Jan 7, 2014 at 7:45 AM, HARDY BREIER <HARDY3_at_bezeqint.net> wrote:
> Was Celan fluent in Russian ?
>

Yes, he was one of the best translators of Russian poetry into German
(several books of his translations from Russian were published), his own
poetry was greatly influenced by Osip Mandelstam (with whom Celan strongly
identified also on a personal level, the title of Celan's book of poems "Die
Niemandsrose" is a quote from Mandelstam and the book is dedicated to
Mandelstam).

Well-known Celan's trilingual signature reads (exact Celan's orthography):

Pavel Lvovitsch Tselan
Russki pot in partibus nemetskich infidelium 's ist nur ein Jud

Iosif

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