Paul Celan

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Birthday
23, 1920
Birthplace
Romania
Death Date
Apr 20, 1970 (49)
Birth Sign
Sagittarius
Birthday
23, 1920
Birthplace
Romania
Death Date
Apr 20, 1970 (49)

About

Romanian-Jewish, German-language poet and translator of the post-World War II era. His literary works include From Threshold to Threshold, Lightduress, and Speechwicket.

Before Fame

He began writing his poem "Death Fugue" shortly after his parents died in a Holocaust-era labor camp.

Trivia

He committed suicide by drowning himself in Paris' Seine River.

Family Life

He married Gisele de Lestrange, a French graphic artist, in 1952.

Associated With

He exchanged hundreds of love letters with his wife. This romantic act was inspired by a similar correspondence between Franz Kafka and his lovers.