Paul Celan cause of death

Paul Celan's Death

Born (Birthday) November 23, 1920

Death Date April 20, 1970

Age of Death 49 years

Cause of Death Suicide

Profession Poet

The poet Paul Celan died at the age of 49. Here is all you want to know and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

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.

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

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

Personal Life

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

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

How did Paul Celan die?

Celan drowned himself in the river Seine in Paris around 20 April 1970.



"The heart hid still in the dark, hard as the Philosopher's Stone."

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"Only truthful hands write true poems. I cannot see any basic difference between a handshake and a poem."

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"Reality is not simply there, it must be searched and won."

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"Poetry is a sort of homecoming."

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