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Eye of the Times

by Paul Celan

Translated and introduced by Jean Boase-Beier.

There have been many translations of Celan, each reflecting a different angle of approach to what is generally agreed to be his very complex poetry. Celan was known to have a special interest in language, in the way words work and the way in which they can be misused and can misrepresent – this is why he so often revised his poetry. Jean Boase-Beier’s particular approach to translating Celan focuses on his use of words, and her illuminating introduction and her notes contextualizing each of the poems in this chapbook are invaluable in helping the reader to their own interpretation.

To watch a discussion on Paul Celan by Jean Boase-Beier and Philip Wilson, click here.

ISBN: 9781910345047
Published April 2021

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