By Paul Celan, Nikolai Popov, Heather McHugh
Paul Celan is widely known because the maximum and so much studied post-war ecu poet. straight away hard and hugely lucrative, his poetry dominates the sector within the aftermath of the Holocaust. this option of poems, now to be had in paper for the 1st time, is made from formerly untranslated paintings, establishing points of Celan's oeuvre by no means sooner than to be had to readers of English. those translations, referred to as "perfect in language, tune, and spirit" via Yehuda Amichai, paintings from the implied premise of what has been referred to as purpose auf die Sprache, supplying the spirit of Celan's work--his dense multilingual resonances, his brutal damaged track, syntactic ruptures and dizzying wordplay.
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The deserts of atacama aren’t blue because out there J. Christ’s spirit didn’t fly he was lost iv. And if the deserts of atacama were blue still they could be the Chilean Oasis so that from every corner of Chile gladly you’d see flaming through the air the blue pampas of the Desert of Atacama 43 EL DESIERTO DE ATACAMA IV i. El Desierto de Atacama son puros pastizales ii. Miren a esas ovejas correr sobre los pastizales del desierto iii. Miren a sus mismos sueños balar allá sobre esas pampas infinitas iv.
Cristo que era un perdido iv. Y si los desiertos de atacama fueran azules todavía podrían ser el Oasis Chileno para que desde todos los rincones de Chile contentos viesen flamear por el aire las azules pampas del Desierto de Atacama 42 THE DESERT OF ATACAMA III i. The deserts of atacama are blue ii. The deserts of atacama aren’t blue go ahead say what you will iii. The deserts of atacama aren’t blue because out there J. Christ’s spirit didn’t fly he was lost iv. And if the deserts of atacama were blue still they could be the Chilean Oasis so that from every corner of Chile gladly you’d see flaming through the air the blue pampas of the Desert of Atacama 43 EL DESIERTO DE ATACAMA IV i.
Y cuando vengan a desplegarse los paisajes convergentes y divergentes del Desierto de Atacama Chile entero habrá sido el más allá de la vida porque a cambio de Atacama ya se están extendiendo como un sueño los desiertos de nuestra propia quimera allá en estos llanos del demonio 48 THE DESERT OF ATACAMA VI Arid plains do not dream No one has ever managed to see Those chimerical pampas i. The landscapes are convergent and divergent in the Desert of Atacama ii. Over the convergent and divergent landscapes Chile is convergent and divergent in the Desert of Atacama iii.
Glottal Stop: 101 Poems by Paul Celan (Wesleyan Poetry Series) by Paul Celan, Nikolai Popov, Heather McHugh