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The Heart Will Know How to Live: The Correspondence of Ingeborg Bachmann and Paul Celan

I have always loved handwritten, personal letters; they are so much more tangible, intimate and sensual than the digital correspondence to which we have become accustomed in the 21st century.  688 weitere Wörter

Literature In Translation

… is a sort of homecoming, Paul

The crowning experience of all, for the homecoming man, is the wonderful feeling that, after all he has suffered, there is nothing he need fear any more — except his God. 217 weitere Wörter


Song of the Week - U2 A Sort of Homecoming and a Response Poem "… is a sort of homecoming, Paul"

Today I begin a series of responses to U2’s The Unforgettable Fire, released in 1985. Into My Own, My Story As a Writer discussed my first days as a writer and briefly touches on how U2 served as an early inspiration. 936 weitere Wörter


Holocaust Day of Remembrance


“You just keep living until you are alive again,” said a character in a BBC episode of “Call the Midwife.”  The words stir me to write on this Yom HaShoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day.  732 weitere Wörter

Leche negra de la muerte: Paul Celan

Una noche de abril de 1970, un hombre camina por la Avenida Emile Zolá de Paris. Mientras lo hace, recuerda su reciente viaje a Israel, hecho a fines del año pasado. 1.399 weitere Wörter



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