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Paul Celan
Born Paul Antschel
(1920-11-23)23 November 1920
Cernăuți, Kingdom of Romania
(now Chernivtsi, Ukraine)
Died 20 April 1970(1970-04-20) (aged 49)
Paris, France
Occupation Writer
Nationality Romanian, French
Genre Poetry, translation
Spouse Gisèle Lestrange

Poetry is a sort of homecoming.
The heart hid still in the dark, hard as the Philosopher's Stone.
Reality is not simply there, it must be searched and won.
Only truthful hands write true poems. I cannot see any basic difference between a handshake and a poem.
Paul Celan