8vo, pp. 23, ; a very good copy in the original illustrated boards with illustrated dust-jacket, spine of jacket slightly faded.
US $210 €168
First edition of this version of Blok’s The Twelve, translated and with a short introductory note by Celan. ‘Blok got the revolution’s brutal wind and wild music into this poem about a Red Guard marauding in Petrograd’s snowy streets to purge the old bourgeois world. In his translation, Celan gets all that chaotic energy, a mélange of street talk, slang, slogans, ballads, cursing, crackling onomatopoeia …’ (John Felstiner, Paul Celan: Poet, Survivor, Jew, Yale UP, 1995, p. 128).
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