Re: [Cz-L] John Felstiner

From: Eytan Fichman <>
Date: Sat, 15 Apr 2017 13:21:40 -0400
Reply-To: Eytan Fichman <>

"MARCH 9, 2017
Stanford poetry scholar, translator John Felstiner dies at 80
John Felstiner, professor emeritus of English and a recipient of the Truman Capote Award for Literary Criticism, wrote until he no longer could because of aphasia. He died Feb. 24 at 80."

I had not heard word of this earlier.

"Felstiner is best known for his translations and analysis of the work of German-speaking Jewish poet Paul Celan. His 1995 book, Paul Celan: Poet, Survivor, Jew, was awarded the Truman Capote Award for Literary Criticism."

He was for many years the pre-eminent Paul Celan translator and biographer. Felstiner carried on a lengthy correspondence with my late mother, Pearl Spiegel Fichman, which is how I came to know of him and his work. An dedicated scholar and a kind, thoughtful man.


Eytan Fichman
B.Arch., M.Arch., Ed.M.
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