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Quotation by Paul Celan
German poetry is going in a very different direction from French poetry.... Its language has become more sober, more factual. It distrusts "beauty." It tries to be truthful.
Paul Celan [Paul Antschel] (1920–1970), Austrian poet. Trans. 1986, Carcanet (1986). Collected Prose, "Reply to a Questionnaire ..., 1958," (1958).
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